Monday, December 7

A History Lesson: Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 68th Anniversary of one of the most devastating days in U.S. history. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese military commenced an air attack on Pearl Harbor, a U.S. Military base located in Hawaii. The "Bombing" of Pearl Harbor killed over 2400 Americans. This was like the 9/11 of the 20th Century. The goal of the bombing was to disable our military forces so that we could not enter World War II; however, the plan backfired. The United States entered the war with a vengeance and played an integral part in the winning one of the biggest wars in our world's history.