Friday, December 2, 2011

The Weekly Sentinel Remembers Pearl Harbor Day

On December 7, 1941 – “A day that will live in infamy.” – the United States was brutally attacked by the Empire of Japan at the American naval base in Pearl Harbor. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II. On August 23, 1994, United States Congress designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The Weekly Sentinel remembers those who were lost and affected by this attack and the entirety of WWII.

Photo Caption: Archival newspaper courtesy of Carol Brennan. (Photo by Molly McCoy)