Last month we recognized the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On that infamous morning of December 7, 1941 hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked Pearl Harbor Naval Base, inciting the start of World War II. In a little under two hours the surprise attack managed to kill about 2,000 American soldiers and nearly destroy 20 naval vessels, eight battleships and 300 planes.
It’s hard to believe that this tragedy was so long ago, but the memory and effects live on to this day. From sunken battle ships to memorials — guests flock year-round to visit Pearl Harbor to remember what took place 75 years ago.