Governor orders flags lowered for Pearl Harbor Day

De Frank Sharing stories at the St. Clairsville Senior Center about life in America in the wake of the Dec. 7 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor from left are Jenny Miller-Stewart Rosalie Harris and Jean McMahon

De Frank Sharing stories at the St. Clairsville Senior Center about life in America in the wake of the Dec. 7 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor from left are Jenny Miller-Stewart Rosalie Harris and Jean McMahon

The day commemorates the attack by on a US naval base on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by the Imperial Japanese Navy and honors the 2,000 American sailors, soldiers, and Marines who lost their lives in the battle. The attack, which killed 2,402 Americans, injured another 1,282, and destroyed 188 US aircraft and six ships, led directly to the American entry into World War II, with war being declared on Japan the following day.

The USS Arizona battleship was bombed and sunk during Japan's surprise morning attack on Pearl Harbor that pulled the United States into World War II. "On this day, we honor their memory and give thanks for their service and sacrifice".

But, whoops, the correct date is 12/7/1941, of course.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called it a "date which will live in infamy".

The remains of numerous 1,177 USA military personnel who died aboard the Arizona are still inside the submerged wreck.

The first lady, Melania Trump, also made a small mistake in a tweet commemorating the anniversary.

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