Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
More than 2,000 Americans were killed amidst the bombings which destroyed a significant number of US battleships and airplanes.
In a speech to congress the following day, President D. Roosevelt called the day of the attack “A date which will live in infamy.”
Shortly thereafter, congress passed a declaration of war against Japan, casting the United States into World War II.
Flags will be flown at half-staff in remembrance for the lives lost on this day 75 years ago.