On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. Over 2,400 Americans lost their lives.
This is how the White House looked on the night of the Pearl Harbor attack. Note the people standing vigil. pic.twitter.com/GVazXq8l
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 7, 2012
— Dylan Van Vranken (@DylanV21) December 7, 2012
Today, 71 years later, Twitterers are honoring the men who died for our country:
May God bless our valiant military members and their families who defended our freedom and nation at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
— Thaddeus McCotter (@ThadMcCotter) December 7, 2012
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) December 7, 2012
December 7, 1941. A date which will live in infamy. I cannot say THANK YOU enough to the #GreatestGeneration! My generation, take notes!!
— Nikki (@nikkibama) December 7, 2012
Never forget the bravery shown by our nation's heroes at Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941, and never lose our American strength and pride.
— RGP (@RepubGrlProbs) December 7, 2012
Rest in peace to all those who lost their lives on this day in 1941. #neverforget
— Miles Joseph (@Miles_BG) December 7, 2012
My most heartfelt gratitude to all those who perished at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941…
— Mike Madrigal (@busridermike) December 7, 2012
May we never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on December 7, 1941. May they all Rest in Peace.
— Roberto Betancourth (@Roberto_rwb1972) December 7, 2012
On this day let's remember the sacrifices of the men and women of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. #GodBless
— Katie Marie (@KMarie_22_) December 7, 2012
December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy. Take a minute to remember the fallen and say thanks to our current soldiers. #PearlHarbor
— Morgan H. Stites (@MoganHorse) December 7, 2012
Today in 1941, The United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor. While I remember the lives lost, I will in some sense always be grateful.
— Frederic Richter (@FredericRichter) December 7, 2012
This day lives in infamy, but should also be remembered with pride, for treachery fell from the skies, and was answered with valor.
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) December 7, 2012
Many are also paying tribute to relatives who were at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked:
Today, 71 years ago, my grandfather was involved in an attack on Pearl Harbor and survived to tell his story. #SupportYourTroops
— Rachel Frederick (@racheljfred) December 7, 2012
71 years ago, my grandfather swam to the shores from his ship in Pearl Harbor. My dad also was one day old. Thankful for our veterans #usa
— OJ3PO (@opaque1) December 7, 2012
My grandfather was at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago today. He was a rescue diver. #PearlHarbor
— Sarah (@FreedomsHope) December 7, 2012
My great Grandfather was in the navy and serving at Pearl Harbor on this day 71years ago.
— KeithFoster (@KeithFoster) December 7, 2012
My Great Grandfather was president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors until he passed away in 2005. An amazing story for the U.S.. Never Forget!
— Justin LaBar (@JustinLaBar) December 7, 2012
Just realized its Pearl Harbor day.. Thank you to my great grandfather for fighting that day to keep our nation safe ?
— Lauren O'Brien (@laurobrizz) December 7, 2012
Pearl Harbor. December 7th, 1941. My grandfather was on the ground there. I will never forget.
— joshua conti (@analoguepilot) December 7, 2012
And neither will we. God bless all those who fought and continue to fight for our country.