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Pearl Harbor 70 Years Later

Today is the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. On this tragic day in 1941, over 2,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives in less than two hours.  The attack on Pearl Harbor was the most deadly attack on American soil, and held that distinction until 9/11/2001.

The attack lasted about two hours, but delivered unbelievable devastation. The Japanese managed to destroy vast amounts of Navy equipment, including 200 planes and 20 naval vessels – including 8 massive battleships. The sailors at Pearl Harbor fought back as hard as they could, but there was little they could do to stop the assault. Several ships sunk in the aftermath, leading to the drowning death of many sailors.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was the decisive incident that pulled the United States into World War II. Within 3 days we had declared war on several countries.

Today is a day to remember the tragedy and the heroic efforts by the sailors, nurses, doctors, and civilians who were at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day 70 years ago. We are eternally grateful to the military personnel who gave their lives for our country that day and in the years to come.

American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our military through the supply of high quality material handling systems and through the passion and dedication of our employees for the greatest country on earth.  God bless America!

Posted by on December 7th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,History,Military