The Japanese surprise attack on US military installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, happened 77 years ago today (Dec. 7) in 1941. The attack, which killed more than 2,300 US service members and 68 civilians, ushered in the US’s involvement in World War II.
One of the few military strikes ever to occur on US soil, the attack on Pearl Harbor also left 55 Japanese military members dead.
The sight of a foreign military attack wouldn’t be familiar to most Americans. These images from both American and Japanese photographers show the conflict and its aftermath from the air, as well as the chaos, left behind on the ground. -Quartz
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 7, 2018
December 7, 1941 is a date that will forever live in infamy. Today we honor and remember the 2,403 American lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor. pic.twitter.com/VBmTrSr9mf
— Rob Bradley (@Rob_Bradley) December 7, 2018
Today marks 77 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In this video, you'll hear firsthand accounts from veterans who were there.
"Remember what happened" — Capt. Jim Miller pic.twitter.com/EFDZdF4uKA
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) December 7, 2018
— World War II History (@WW2Facts) December 7, 2018
Seventy-seven years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, survivors, veterans, and visitors from around the world come together in remembrance. Visit https://t.co/qBq4FpZWLX to learn more.
— NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) December 7, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) December 7, 2018
#OnThisDay, we honor those who served at Pearl Harbor. Doris Miller, a mess attendant for the U.S. Navy, manned a 50-caliber Browning anti-aircraft machine gun after carrying wounded sailors to safety. Miller was the first African American to earn the Navy Cross. #FreedomForward pic.twitter.com/ZayDNm73Sc
— NatCivilRightsMuseum (@NCRMuseum) December 7, 2018
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 5 weeks before attack that occurred today 1941: pic.twitter.com/Guu0HPK5QL
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 7, 2018
December 7th, 1941 — a day that will live in infamy.
77 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked & the United States officially entered the war to defeat fascism and Nazism. pic.twitter.com/JdgfKpqCSG
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) December 7, 2018
Today is Pearl Harbor remembrance day, I'd like to remember my Uncle Al. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He passed away 4 years ago. I will always remember this hero! We miss you Uncle Al. #PearlHarbor77 pic.twitter.com/jirtrkrvQd
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) December 7, 2018
— WWII Pictures (@WWIIpix) December 7, 2018
— WWII Pictures (@WWIIpix) December 7, 2018
For the first time, no USS Arizona survivors are expected to attend the annual commemoration of Pearl Harbor. The handful of survivors are all in their 90s & find travel difficult.
The Greatest Generation is almost gone. Honor them while you still can.🇺🇸https://t.co/TLxXUdoH4R
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) December 7, 2018
LISTEN: On Dec. 7, 1941, the breaking news radio broadcast from Honolulu, Hawaii described a "severe bombing of Pearl Harbor by enemy planes, undoubtedly Japanese." https://t.co/AXa5Vwu64i pic.twitter.com/tS9yeHUpKN
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) December 7, 2018
On December 7, 1941, Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. Maps, both historic and new, yield insights into the full scope of Japan's battle plans https://t.co/PJk43LCLXq
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 7, 2018
On this day in 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor that claimed 2,403 American lives.
— ABC News (@ABC) December 7, 2018
Today we pause to remember the 2,403 brave Americans lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, 77 years ago today pic.twitter.com/gQv6TQO8N7
— Jim Dodge 2018 (@jimdodge2018) December 7, 2018
For one hour and 15 minutes on December 7, 1941 a Japanese strike force of 365 aircrafts attacked Pearl Harbor… if you are blessed enough to have any members of your family who served in that war, or any war for that matter, now is as good a time as ever to thank them. pic.twitter.com/EfnPzAnGDs
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) December 7, 2018
On this day 77 years ago, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that left our Navy badly damaged and thousands of people dead.
America responded by defeating the empire of Japan, the Nazis and changing the world forever and for the better. Never forget. pic.twitter.com/4TBHHKsrSB
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) December 7, 2018
“It’s just an amazing thing that has happened, to be lost and found, and now everyone will have closure” https://t.co/BfRF8q3FD8
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) December 7, 2018
pretty sad that every december 7 i see all the pearl harbor remembrances and my brain immediately thinks of this tweet pic.twitter.com/1vBkXSUCTn
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) December 7, 2018
RED, WHITE & BLUE: The Pittsburgh skyline was lit up in patriotic colors this morning to honor those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. It is the 77th anniversary of the attack. MORE: https://t.co/Br7ZgxaATi pic.twitter.com/3XHI0YuHap
— KDKA (@KDKA) December 7, 2018
— American History TV (@cspanhistory) December 7, 2018
Today, we remember the thousands of Americans killed on December 7, 1941 during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, join the men and women of the NRA as we pay tribute to the brave Americans who fought and died to defend our freedom. pic.twitter.com/P3XKdNAm5I
— NRA (@NRA) December 7, 2018