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This week in history: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 1:12 pm

The blow of Pearl Harbor launched the United States in WWII, after the devastating attack on December 7, 1941.

As with all massive casualties, the loss of the brave men and women is still felt and seen to this day. As written by Robert Citino, PhD, Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian in the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, “No moment in the history of the United States casts a longer shadow than Pearl Harbor. “Remembering” it has become a national imperative, a patriotic duty for the American people, and reminding us of that duty has become a ritual of media and political discourse—repeated so often and in so many ways that it’s become part of the routine of our communal life.” (Citino, NWWIIM).

The Marion Tribune – December 7, 2023