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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the USS KIDD

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Honoring those lost on December 7, 1941, including USS KIDD's namesake, RADM Isaac C. Kidd, Sr., killed aboard the USS ARIZONA on that day.

The event commemorates the 1941 Japanese surprise attack on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii in which over 2,400 Americans were killed. Among those lost were Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Sr., after whom the USS KIDD is named, and 45 native sons of Louisiana.

“Pearl Harbor echoes into the present day” - USS KIDD

Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, that was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. Just before 8 a.m. on that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the base, where they managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. - HISTORY (https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor )

 

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