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This day in history: Pearl Harbor attacked

This day in history: Pearl Harbor attacked”

Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made small errors on tweets commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The memorial was dedicated in 1962.

Trump signed the proclamation at a White House ceremony attended by six veterans of the attack.

He was on the opposite side of the Oahu island when the Japanese bombed the USS Arizona.

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, several military members from Wisconsin were on hand.

In the days following, a stunned nation tried to grasp the enormity of the loss of 2,500 lives, with 21 American ships and 300 airplanes destroyed or damaged. It was the greatest loss of life ever in an attack on a U.S. warship, the National Park Service says.

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.

1,178 more were wounded.



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