Lewiston ceremony today marks 76th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

Yolanda Curtis
December 7, 2017

Several american ships were destroyed on that day "which will live in infamy" on December 7, 1941.

Thursday is the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese assault on a U.S. naval base that resulted in the deaths of 2,402 Americans, numerous injuries, and the sinking of four battleships.

More than 2,300 servicemen were killed in the assault carried out by Japanese airplanes. Much previous years, the ceremony will begin at the chapel on base and conclude with wreath-laying at the Pearl Harbor memorial.

A Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony organized by multiple Lewiston-Clarkston Valley veterans groups is set for 11 a.m. today in Lewiston.

The attack's immediate impact was to jerk America out of its lingering isolationism and into full-fledged combat in World War II.

It also said that more than 690,000 Ohioans were among the 16 million Americans who served during the war.

That's why, 76 years later, it's appropriate for the nation to pause and remember Pearl Harbor - and never forget the sacrifices in a catastrophic conflict that shaped our world today.

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