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75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack

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Published on August 24, 2018 -
75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack
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75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack

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Today is the 75th anniversary of the attacks on pearl harbor hawaii.local 33's tim sproles joins us live in the newsroom with a quick look at what happened that day and what it meant for the country.

The attack on pearl harbor was a tragic event that shook our country to the core and led to the united states entering world war 2.we should always remembers pearl harbor, and here is why.

3 on the morning of december 7th 1941,the men and women stationed at pearl harbor, hawaii had no idea that everything would change after this day.at 7:55 that morning, the japanese military launched a surprise attack on our navy force at pearl harbor.the attack only lasted 2 hours.

Just over 2,400 americans were killed in the attack.william woodpearl harbor survivor24we were in absolute shock when the explosions were going off and uh the navy ships were uh had all their alarms going and demanding that her crew get to uh battle stations at once the situation was absolutely horrific.some survivors still cant talk about it.donald strattonpearl harbor survivor, uss arizona16im not i don't talk about the total sacrifices all those seaman and marines made that day it was terrible a terrible day that changed everything.

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Roosevelt32nd president of the united states 11yesterday december 7th 1941 a date which will live in infamy robert cressmannaval history and heritage command17the reaction of the american people to president roosevelt's sealed our resolve to see the conflict to its end and not to give up and that it may be a long fight but that we would emerge victorious.

Today we honor the 2,335 servicemembers and 68 civilians who lost their lives in the attack.some of whom are still entombed in their ship below the harbor, or buried with unknown gravestones at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific.we honor the survivors, some of whom make the pilgrimage back to pearl harbor every year on this day.

We honor their sacrifice and courage.and we remember pearl harbor.

If you would like to take time today to stop and remember the attack at pearl harbor, there is a local event you should check out.the community is invited to the uss kidd's pearl harbor remembrance ceremony at 11:55 today, which is the exact time in baton rouge that the attack occurred in hawaii in 1941.among the lost were rear admiral isaac kidd, after whom the uss kidd is named and 45 native sons of louisiana.again the ceremony starts at 11:55 this morning at the uss kidd veterans museum.hope

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