Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The devastating barrage lasted just two hours, and the result was heartbreaking: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, eight enormous battleships, dry docks, airfields. and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and 1,000 more wounded. The following day President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration. Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States, and again Congress reciprocated with Declarations. More than two years into the conflict, America had finally joined World War II.
We at the Pearl Harbor Rememberance Association plan to erect a Memorial to the brave servicemen and women of World War II on Veterans' Way at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. Your contributions will help us to honor the memory of those who served, and to educate future generations so they may never forget.
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Alex Horanzy - President
Michael Train - Vice President Dale Jones - Treasurer
Susan Train - Secretary