Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. For this generation today, September 11 is the day we know as our country being attacked. However, for our grandparents, December 7 was this day. The National Park Service as a site dedicated to remembering this date at Pearl Harbor, the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. You can also visit the resting place of the U.S.S. Arizona.

As a result of Pearl Harbor, the United States launched a campaign for control in the Pacific. A second National Park site, the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, in Guam commemorates these efforts.

Lastly, the National Park service has pictures form the attack on Pearl Harbor that you can look at. It's hard to imagine the destruction witnessed that day, but these images help show you what happened on December 7, 1941.