Today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and as I watched all the ceremonies Tom Brokaw made a comment about the 9/11 generation. I thought about that for a moment and then I realized there are many people whose lives were affected by WWII that are still alive. The horrendous attack on Pearl Harbor played a big part in their lives and the shock and awe of it all had to be front and center in their minds on 9/11/2001.
I quickly Googled Pearl Harbor and realized immediately there are similarities between the two times our country was attacked in their life times.
- The Japanese attacked the United States without warning.
- The attack lasted 110 minutes, from 7:55 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.
- A total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded.
- The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II.