Eighty years ago, 6-year-old Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson sat down to a Sunday morning breakfast at home on Hawaii's Pan American air base when the walls began to shake. She remembers her dad, a civilian, remarking how strange it was for the Army and Navy to engage in practice flights on a Sunday. They ran outside and saw Japanese torpedo bombers skimming the tops of trees along Pearl Harbor.
America Learned the Wrong Lessons From Pearl Harbor—And the World Is Still Living With the Consequences
On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, we will remember Pearl Harbor, the 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base on Oahu, Hawaii, for the eightieth time. It is a ritual remembrance that has much to reveal about Americans’ present-day understanding of themselves and their country’s role in the world, especially at a moment when we are also trying to understand the exit from Afghanistan. What happens on such anniversaries reveals the double edge of a nation’s memory, which offers a sense of strength and unity even as it tends to foreclose a certain kind of future.
President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden traveled to the World War II Memorial, on the National Mall just south of the White House, to pay his respects on the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of a day that the greatest generation can never forget. There is typically a remembrance ceremony at the state capitol. But not this year and it has nothing to do with COVID. Outside the state capitol, flags at half staff on this Dec. 7. But inside […]
Survivors and veterans are gathering in Hawaii to pay tribute to the more than 2,400 lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attack as part of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. John Dickerson reports.
Today – Dec. 7, 2021 – marks the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attacks, which led to the U.S. entering World War II, killed some 2,400 Americans and wounded 1,700 more. In all, the U.S. lost nearly 20 ships...
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"December 7, a date which will live in infamy," is how then-U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt described the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the American naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. Tuesday marks the 80th anniversary of the surprise strike on the U.S. Pacific Fleet that killed more than 2,400 service...
Sue Zenger, at 61 the youngest child of Ed Stone, said her favorite quality about her dad – who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 80 years ago Tuesday – is the way he finds the positives in any situation. Zenger recalls how she would often call her father from her Indiana home during the early months of the pandemic, fearing all the hours of solitude would leave Stone depressed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — WATCH: President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Tuesday. This year's tribute marks 80 years since the attack on the U.S. naval base.
Eight decades have passed since the Japanese military attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. Since then, Michiganders lived through countless other calamities including many far closer to home — including last week’s deadly school shootings at Oxford High School, 35 miles north of Detroit. Those with vivid memories of the attack on Dec....
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day. It commemorates Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941 that drew the United States into World War 2. Pearl Harbor Day is a big deal in Fredericksburg. Their hometown hero Chester Nimitz grew up to command America’s entire Pacific Fleet in World War 2.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring December 7, 2021, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in the State of California. In remembrance of the anniversary, all flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff. The text of the proclamation can be found here and a copy...
“His fellow soldiers assumed he wouldn’t survive his wounds—and he nearly didn’t. Eventually, he was sent back to the US in a full body cast and spent thirty-nine months in recovery. He had lost all mobility in his right arm and hand, and getting dressed in the morning would be a challenge for the rest of his life.”