Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Seventy one years ago 2,400 Americans were killed and many injured when Japanese fighter pilots bombed the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. A day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan, bringing America into WWII.
Remember to fly your flag at half staff until sunset today in honor of those who fought and those who died at Pearl Harbor.
Ninety-three years ago, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day to honor the soldiers who had fought in World War I. On June 1, 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all those who have and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces.
We, at Reel Tributes, have had many wonderful opportunities to meet those brave men and women who have served our country and to preserve their stories.
Remember to proudly fly your flag today! And be sure to thank those in your life who have served our country.
Seventy years ago today, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise military strike on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This attack came as a profound shock to Americans, and led to America’s entry into World War II.
An astounding 2,402 Americans died at Pearl Harbor, and 1,282 were wounded.
On this day, we at Reel Tributes honor and remember those who have served in all branches of the United States military, and thank them for their service to our country.
On this Veteran’s Day, whether you are on active duty, discharged, retired or in the reserves, we honor, salute and thank you for your service to America and to the cause of freedom. We hope that you record the stories of your experiences in the military, so future generations can appreciate the sacrifices that went into making our nation so great.
– The Reel Tributes Team
Photo: Amy Mortensen / Connecticut Post Freelance