Remembering Pearl Harbor

Pilila’i Kaai, Reporter

76 years from this day, Pearl Harbor on the Island of Oahu was attacked. It was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The Japanese managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan, which was the United States’ entry into World War II. Because of that till this day we should take this day to heart, whether it be taking a moment of silence, talking to peers about it, or just pondering about it to yourself.