Attack At Pearl Harbor, 1941

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History – in every century,
records an act that lives forevermore.
We’ll recall – as in to line we fall,
the thing that happened on Hawaii’s shore.

Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR –
As we go to meet the foe –
Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
As we did the Alamo.

We will always remember –
how they died for liberty,
Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
and go on to victory.

The surprise was complete. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 PM the carriers that launched the planes from 274 miles off the coast of Oahu were heading back to Japan.

Behind them they left chaos, 2,403 dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships.

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