Dziekan: Remember Pearl Harbor, Support Those Who Serve

Brownback orders flags lowered to half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day

America pauses Thursday to remember the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the USA into World War II.

According to the U.S. Census 2,403 americans were killed.

Japan launched the surprise attack with airplanes and submarines on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. By the time the U.S. Secretary of State received the intercepted message, the Pearl Harbor attack was well underway.

More than 2,400 military personnel and civilians were killed and 1,178 were wounded in the bombing raid, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt declaring December 7 "a date which will live in infamy".

The attack's immediate impact was to jerk America out of its lingering isolationism and into full-fledged combat in World War II.

It also said that more than 690,000 Ohioans were among the 16 million Americans who served during the war.

Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made small errors on tweets commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.



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