President Trump And His First Lady Share Social Media Message To Honor Fallen Pearl Harbor Heroes
December 10, 2017 15:20
The United States President and First Lady, on December 7th, honored the fallen heroes on the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The attack on Pearl Harbor: A brief history
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a military strike against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This incident was what ignited the World War II. The Japanese planned the attack as a way to keep the US from interfering with the military actions they planned against them, the UK and Netherlands.
Up to 353 Japanese aircraft were deployed to attack the base. This attack led to the death of 2,403 Americans, while 1,178 were injured. The US declared war on Japan the day after; Germany and Italy declared war on the US a few days later. In response, the US made a declaration of war against those two countries.