68 years ago today, the Japanese attacked the United States by bombing Pearl Harbor and leading to one of the deadliest days in our history. Nearly 1,200 sailors on the USS Arizona lost their lives that day.
The Arizona’s anchor is now a monument in Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Arizona capital grounds. Each year some of the survivors (there are now only 21) of the USS Arizona gather to remember the sacrifices that were made that fateful day.
On this day, let us not forget those brave sailors that gave their lives in protecting our freedom.