From the USA Today:
Just before 8 a.m. on a quiet December 1941 morning on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu, the course of U.S. history was forever changed.
On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter pilots set their sights on Pearl Harbor, an American naval base near Honolulu. In just two, more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives, another 1,000 were wounded, and nearly 20 naval vessels and more than 300 airplanes were destroyed. One of the destroyed was the USS Arizona battleship, which was hit by a 1,800-pound bomb, subsequently exploded and sank with 1,000 men trapped inside.
On December 8, 1941, the U.S. entered World War II.
Today…Holiday World would like to honor the men and women who were part of that historic event and honor them in our thoughts.
There is a commemoration website dedicated to that day. If you want to see how the day is being remembered around the country. This site provides great insight and detail.