On this day, December 7, 1941, two waves of Japanese planes bombed the United States of America; 183 planes hit Ford Island and 170 planes hit the naval base at Pearl Harbor, HI.
This great nation suffered the loss of a total of 2,350 people. Also, a total of 9 ships were sunk, and 21 were damaged.
We are reminded of the sacrifice 2,282 military persons and 68 civilians made that day, and the steadfast commitment each held to the Constitution, culture, and promise of America. In the same spirit, as we remember the horrific events of that day, we shall also hear the echo of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the day on which America lost a total of 2,976 people.