The United States was attacked on this date in 1941 by an Imperial Japanese aircraft at the Pearl Harbor naval base.
A ceremony commemorating one of the most-notable dates in US history - Pearl Harbor Day - is taking place Thursday, when vintage aircraft from the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale will drop roses over the Statue of Liberty.
President Donald Trump and Governor Kay Ivey have ordered all US flags in the state to be flown at half-staff today.
The 94-year who lives near Lytle, Texas, was an 18-year-old fireman first class when a torpedo hit the port side of the Utah. "I had only been in the navy about six months", Alston said.
He compared the Pearl Harbor attack to 9/11.
Valley Christian school students read the names of the 56 Wisconsin natives killed at Pearl Harbor, followed by the solemn tolling of a bell.
"I knew he was at Pearl Harbor, but we never heard a word about what he was doing over there". To this day the U.S.S. Arizona still remains sunken, along with the remains of some of its crew members.
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"I joined JROTC as a way to continue what my sister had started", Marrero said.
"We put up the first radar units outside the United States and that was the ones that picked up the Japanese planes", said Richard Schimmel of Allentown. "And due to their extraordinary devotion to duty, the United States is stronger than ever before".
"When you go to pearl harbor, or you go to the Fredericksburg museum in the pacific and also the WWII museum in New Orleans how much he is a feature of the history in the navy".
Much of the story of Doris Miller is lost in Waco. Almost half were on the USS Arizona, which exploded and sank after it was hit by two bombs.
December 7, 2017) Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story hosted a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony December 7.
Many of those memories have faded, he admitted Thursday at the Tippecanoe County Veterans Council Pearl Harbor Day Observance. "We honor you for the proud cultural heritage of victory and toughness that you have bestowed on each of us that now wear the uniform in your honor".
'We had a war to fight, ' Ganitch replied.