December 7th, 1941 will forever be “a date which will live in infamy.”
The attacks on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Japanese stunned everyone in the United States military. The fateful attack inspired the United States to become an active force in World War II. Over 350 Japanese aircrafts were involved and struck the base in two waves that lasted 90 minutes, killing over 2,400 Americans and injuring over 1,250 more. Those 90 minutes caused monumental damage to the base and left Americans in tears.
Occurring so many years ago, many of the Pearl Harbor survivors are still able to recount their firsthand stories. With the number of Pearl Harbor survivors dwindling, it’s more important than ever to share and record their stories. The majority shows that the mental wounds of the day still remain fresh, even though they are in their 90s or older. The scars of what they saw that day will forever be burned into their memories.