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Post 735 to remember attack on Pearl Harbor

The day commemorates the attack by on a USA naval base on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by the Imperial Japanese Navy and honors the 2,000 American sailors, soldiers, and Marines who lost their lives in the battle.

More than 2,300 servicemen were killed in the assault carried out by Japanese airplanes.

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story will remember those who served in the attack of Pearl Harbor.

Today, the USA government is urging China to cut off North Korea's supply of oil, and President Donald Trump is saying if China won't do it, "we will". Another 1,000 people were wounded on what President Franklin Roosevelt famously called a "date which will live in infamy".

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A moment of silence will mark the time the attack began.

The war, as we know, altered geopolitics for the rest of the 20th century and ushered in the nuclear age with the atomic bombs that forced Japanese surrender and ended the war in 1945.

Today is the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The correct way to write the Pearl Harbor attack's date is 12/7/1941.

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