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December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Verantwortlicher Autor: Giorgio Esposito EN, 08.12.2020, 19:55 Uhr
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Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor  Bild: Italia News

EN [ENA] December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, commemorating the day when Japanese forces launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, bringing the US into World War II. During the attack, nearly 20 US military ships, including eight battleships, were destroyed along with 300 aircraft.

December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, commemorating the day when Japanese forces launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, bringing the US into World War II. The story goes that just before 8 am on Sunday 7 December 1941, hundreds of Japanese planes unexpectedly attacked the US base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. During the attack, nearly 20 US military ships, including eight battleships, were destroyed along with 300 aircraft, killing 2,403.

The main ceremony took place at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, hosted by the National Park Service and the United States Navy. Scott Burch, interim superintendent of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, said, "America's obligation to honor its veterans has always been a sacrosanct pillar of our society, and we encourage everyone to join us even virtually for this important ceremony. in memory of the military and civilian personnel who sacrificed so much for the country ". (Miami Beach News by Italia News Press Agency) Reportage in Hawaii: www.italianews.org

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