Pearl Harbor survivors to remember those killed

Pearl Harbor survivors to remember those killed

First lady Melania Trump on Thursday tweeted the incorrect date of the Japanese bombing of the US naval base in Hawaii, which was the catalyst for the involvement of the United States in World War II. What we may not know is that an obscure military facility in Washington state was among the first to get notice that something was amiss.

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

More than 2,400 military personnel and civilians were killed and 1,178 were wounded in the bombing raid, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt declaring December 7 "a date which will live in infamy".

2,402 Americans were killed in the surprise attack by the Japanese that targeted the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy. The attack propelled the United States into World War II.

The Palm Springs Air Museum has a number of artifacts related to Pearl Harbor as well as warplanes from that era.

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.