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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Angela Park, Staff Writer

December 7th is America’s national day to remember the day when Pearl Harbor got bombed. Back into that timeline, precisely December 7, 1941, when World II was occurring, it was the day when our country got attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor. More specifically, aircraft of the Japanese navy bombed the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In total, 2,335 American servicemen were killed, along with 1,143 wounded. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was first declared in 1944 by the US Congress. It isn’t a federal holiday, but there are still ways to honor the veterans. Traditionally, our US Flag is flown half-mast to honor those who were killed and wounded. I encourage you to take a moment any time here in December and just remember and honor those who fought for our country, and thank them, and all veterans.

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