Pearl Harbor Day: December 7, 1941 Remembered

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HONOLULU -- More than 2,000 World War II veterans and other observers have gathered in Hawaii to commemorate the 67th
anniversary of the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Participants across the water from the sunken USS Arizona went silent at 7:55 a.m. HST, (12:55 p.m. EST), the moment in 1941 when hundreds of Japanese planes began raining bombs and torpedoes onto U.S. military ships and planes in the harbor.

Unlike past observances, which focused on the attack itself, this year's remembrance ceremony focused on the aftermath, including the B-52 bomber raid on Tokyo led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle.

- Click here to read Steve Fullhart's blog about Pearl Harbor Day.

- Click here to listen to the news radio bulletin on December 7, 1941 announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor.

- Click here to listen to President Franklin Roosevelt's declaration of war from December 8, 1941, the day after the Pearl Harbor attacks.

- Click here for text of the speech.

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