Monday, December 13, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day rituals honor warriors of the past

Pearl Harbor Day is a solemn occasion recalling the disastrous Japanese attack that plunged the United States of America into all-out global war. A new $56 million Pearl Harbor visitor center can be dedicated as part of the commemorations surrounding Pearl Harbor Day 2010. A fraction of the service men and women who were present at the attack remain alive, and a small number of them can be in attendance at the naval base on Tuesday. Source of article – Few survivors remain to honor fallen on Pearl Harbor Day 2010 by Money Blog Newz.

Information on the Pearl Harbor assault

2010 Pearl Harbor Day can be celebrated as the "day which will live in infamy." It’s in observance of December 7, 1941. That phrase came from a speech from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was given when declaring war on Japan to Congress the day after the attack. About 2,402 United States of America military personnel were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which was a huge surprise. Sixty years later, the 9/11 terrorist assault that wrecked the World Trade Center and killed 2,752 individuals can be compared to the Pearl Harbor Day shock. Japan had ambitions in southeast Asia and the Philippines which it didn't want the U.S. Pacific Fleet interfering with. Even though it did the opposite of intent, which is why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

What to take from Pearl Harbor Day

Government buildings could be seen flying the United States flag at half-mast while Americans are expected to fly it at their homes by order of the president. This is done in recognize of all those killed within the attack on Pearl Harbor Day. Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Day isn't really a federal holiday. However, it is essential for many who were in Pearl Harbor or World War II to remember those who perished in Pearl Harbor and other battles too. The Hawaiian island of Oahu, at the United States of America Navy base at Pearl Harbor, the 69th anniversary could be remembered for the Pearl Harbor assault. Starting Sunday and going through Wednesday, it can be remembered.

Pearl Harbor Day 2010

The new Pearl Harbor visitor center could be dedicated on Pearl Harbor Day 2010. The facility features galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center. A handful of Pearl Harbor survivors (most are in their late 80s and early 90s) who can still travel will attend commemorations. At 7:55 a.m., the time the assault started in 1941, on Dec. 7, Veterans and families will bow their heads for a moment of silence. Military fighter jets will fly by in the “missing man formation” to commemorate the fallen. A parade of warships will cruise by to salute the remaining Pearl Harbor survivors.

Citations

USA Today

usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-12-05-pearl-harbor-survivors_N.htm

Reuters

reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6B54J720101206

Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor



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