Remembering Pearl Harbor Today

by Ashley Rhodes 7. December 2019 10:23

Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan, launching the U.S. into World War II. 

Each year on December 7, Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the service members and civilians who were killed during the attack. U.S. Xpress honors both the survivors and the fallen today.

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