The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy’s battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire’s southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant. Source
Let us take a moment to remember those brave men and women at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. Then take a moment in remembrance of all of our troops that served in World War II.