Day of Remembrance
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On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 71 years ago. In an hour and a half, the Japanese sank or damaged 21 American warships, killed 2,390 people and destroyed or damaged 320 planes in the attack. President Barack Obama on Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 issued a proclamation declaring Dec. 7 a day of remembrance in honor of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor. He urged federal agencies, organizations and others to fly their flags at half-staff.
Ray Emory discusses his work pushing to change grave markers for unknown Pearl Harbor dead and identifying the remains of unknowns at his home in Honolulu on Nov. 21, 2012. The Navy and National Park Service will honor Emory on Dec. 7 for his determination to have Pearl Harbor remembered, and remembered accurately.
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