Today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, where the Japanese entered phase two of their world domination plan and attacked the United States.
According to Wikipedia:
The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time (18:18 GMT). The base was attacked by Imperial Japanese aircraft (including fighters, level and dive bombers, and torpedo bombers) in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but the USS Arizona were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, dry dock, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section), were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 64 servicemen killed. One Japanese sailor, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured.
2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 wounded. Never forget.
Today in the White House, Trump honored veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack and you can watch those videos below:
Today, as we Remember Pearl Harbor, it was an incredible honor to be joined with surviving Veterans of the attack on 12/7/1941. They are HEROES, and they are living witnesses to American History. All American hearts are filled with gratitude for their service and their sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/x5LDl25o30— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
One vet even started singing spontaneously. It was amazing:
Amazing moment as Pearl Harbor veteran bursts into song during ceremony with President Trump. pic.twitter.com/eDRJ94DhIH— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) December 7, 2017
Here’s a separate address from Trump:
Today, our entire nation pauses to REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR—and the brave warriors who on that day stood tall and fought for America.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
God Bless our HEROES who wear the uniform, and God Bless the United States of America. #PearlHarborRemembranceDay🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/qGhlsPlxtH