On 7th December 2016 U.S.A gathered to honour the survivors of the Pearl Harbor Attack.
.About 9,000 men and women gathered to remember those who lost their lives in the attack. The gathering was addressed by the President Barack Obama an President-elect Donald Trump.They gathered near the site of the USS Arizona which was sunk by Japanese bombers 75 years ago.USS Hasley was sailed in tribute, followed by a flyover of F-22 Raptor jets in a missing man formation. The one's who lost their lives were called the "Brave Americans" by President-elect Trump.
The surprise attack on the U.S. by Japan on 7th December 1941, was the point when the United States came into World War II. The attack caused heavy amount of destruction in the United States but still U.S. gained complete dominance in the Pacific in less than three years.One of the last five known Arizona survivors, 94-year-old Donald Stratton, was called up to salute the crew of the Halsey as she sailed past the pier. Mr. Stratton was burned over 65% of his body in the attack, but reported back for duty after he recovered.
A moment of silence descended over Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time Wednesday, marking 75 years to the minute when the first Japanese war planes filled the skies Dec. 7, 1941, to lay waste to the Navy’s Pacific fleet and usher the United States into World War II.Some of the Pearl Harbor survivors were in their seats at Kilo Pier before 6 a.m., answering an early morning call as they did 75 years earlier.The president said he will visit the USS Arizona Memorial later this month with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, who will become the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the battle.
Some of Wednesday’s events will be private, including one of the most poignant. At 4 p.m., the remains of two Arizona crewmen who survived the attack will be interred in the wreckage of their former ship.