Why was the day of December 7, 1941 an important day in history to remember?"

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Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii were responded to by a United States declaration of World War II. USS Arizona Memorial honors military who died. The memorial at USS Arizona in Oahu, Hawaii is a moving experience for people who get a chance to visit the Pacific Ocean grave for many of the battleship’s 1,177 crew members who lost their lives in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Battles in the European Theatre were taking place against the Nazi forces of Hitler’s Germany. The United States officially entered World War II on December 7, 1941, when Japan attacked U.S. Forces across the island of Oahu, leaving several military installations in fiery ruins. Listen to Stories of WWII Veterans There are still veterans of World War II around to tell their personal stories of wartime in the 1940’s. Patriotic young men and women went off to war and bravely fought threats against freedom in the United States and around the world. Take time to listen to ... more
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The attack on Pearl Harbor (or Hawaii Operation, Operation Z, as it was called by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters)[6] was an unannounced military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. It resulted in the United States entry into World War II. The attack was intended as a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against Britain and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. in the Philippines. The attack consisted of two aerial attack waves totaling 353[7] aircraft, launched from six Japanese aircraft carriers. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and damaged four more. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer, destroyed 188 aircraft, and caused personnel losses of 2,402 killed[8] and 1, ... more

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