The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.(Corbis RF)
The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
(Corbis RF)

Pearl Harbor: Witness to a Fading Fighting Spirit

December 8, 2010  •  From
How many remember the seventh of December?

From the spectacular pineapple plantations on the North Shore, to the tranquility of Kaneohe Bay, to the hustle and bustle of a seemingly overpopulated Honolulu, the Hawaiian island of Oahu sits tranquil amid its isolation in the Pacific.

Yesterday, December 7, the island state remembered when 69 years ago hundreds of fighter planes from the Imperial Japanese Navy stunned a sleeping population and military personnel with a massive air attack on Pearl Harbor.

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