Dec. 7, 2011
-- Seventy years ago today, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese empire (hundreds of fighter and bomber planes that were launched from six Japanese aircraft carriers) sparking America’s entry into World War II. The following day, Monday December 8, 1941, America declared war on Japan.
Today we pause to remember and say a prayer for the 2,403 American civilian and military personnel who lost their lives on that Sunday morning. We also remember the thousands who were injured.
It is fitting on this day to also remember all our American military who served in World War II and died. World War II had more than 400,000 Americans serving in the military, 79,000 plus are still unaccounted for as our government has been unable to recover, identify or bury them. This number includes the “1100 sailors entombed in the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor” (http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/wwii/
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