Needles, CA: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Needles.
Many people across the nation pay their respects and remember the many American service men and women who lost their lives and were injured when over Japanese fighter bombers and torpedo planes staged a sneak attack on the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Sunday, December 7th, 1941.
At least 2,400 Americans service men and women were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded in the 2 wave attacks. The attack sank four United States Naval Battleships and damaged four more United States Naval Battleships. It attack also damaged 188 United States Naval Aircraft.
A day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War 2.
In a speech to United States Congress, United States President Franklin Roosevelt stated that the bombing of Pearl Harbor is, “A date which will live in infamy.”
Special events across the country were held in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and United States of America Flags were seen at half-staff in front of government buildings.
United States of America Flags were also seen in front of local businesses and residential homes in Needles, California.
May we all pay our respects and never forget the many American service men and women who lost their lives that tragic day, and those American service men and women who fought for our country during and after the attack on Pearl Harbor.