Friday, 20 July, 2018

Pearl Harbor survivors to remember those killed

USS California and USS Oklahoma MEDIA DRUM SUNK USS California and USS Oklahoma were both sent to the bottom of the harbour
Sherri Watson | 07 December, 2017, 19:40

First lady Melania Trump on Thursday tweeted the incorrect date of the Japanese bombing of the USA naval base in Hawaii, which was the catalyst for the involvement of the United States in World War II.

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Gannam was reportedly trying to save aircraft when he was killed.

The USS Arizona battleship was bombed and sunk during Japan's surprise morning attack on Pearl Harbor that pulled the United States into World War II. Much previous years, the ceremony will begin at the chapel on base and conclude with wreath-laying at the Pearl Harbor memorial.

In total, 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 were wounded. The war claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans and an estimated 50 million people across Europe, Asia, Africa and - of course - Hawaii, then an American territory. The impacts of the Pearl Harbor attack reverberated far beyond those of the bombs and bullets that riddled the USA fleet.

It's Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and the first couple might want to also triple-check their tweets before posting.