Column: Pearl Harbor memory up to new generation


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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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