December 7th: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

A US Marine stands at attention with the USS Arizona memorial in the background on Pearl Harbor Day, the 69th anniversary of December 7, 1941.
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Today is the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  A day when more than 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded and the U.S. naval fleet was almost completely destroyed.  It was a devastating day in our history and the event that officially drew America into WWII.