Column: Pearl Harbor memory up to new generation


The Associated Press The USS California, right, is struck by two battleships and two big bombs during the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

Seventy-one years ago today, the imperial forces of Japan launched a sneak attack against U.S. forces stationed at Pearl Harbor in what would eventually become our 50th state.

That day, 2,400 U.S. service people were killed, a day that still lives in infamy, dragging the United States into World War II.

It stands alone in the treachery of a nation attacking the United States, much like the horrendous Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on U.S. soil. Casualties in the war that sneak attack launched continue to mount in Afghanistan.

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