Letter: ‘One of the most significant dates in history’

The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

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Pearl Harbor, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1941 is one of the most significant dates in history.

The surprise attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor by Japan lasted two hours and caused more than 3,000 American casualties, 2,400 military and civilians were killed and more than 1,000 were wounded.

Let us do what Americans have proudly done for decades, take time to remember. In doing so, we reaffirm our faith in this nation, show our love for America and our gratitude to those who have protected it for more than two centuries. Veterans throughout history have served, fought and died to secure our future. Stand tall and free and proud. God bless our veterans and support Pearl Harbor day services.

Bernie Rotunda

Bethel