Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that will forever live in infamy.
The Japanese assault on the naval base resulted in the deaths of 2,402 Americans and is remembered as one of the worst tragedies in American history.
The attack on American soil invoked a variety of emotions, including despair, sadness, and patriotism. The United States quickly declared war on Japan after the attacks and officially entered into World War II. The attacks at Pearl Harbor would also lead to the United States using atomic bombs for the first and only times on Japanese land.
Most honoring those lost in the tragedy on Dec. 7, 2011 weren't alive when the actual attack occurred, but can remember the pain and tragedy of it all through pictures and stories. One of the best ways to remember the day is taking a look at newspaper headlines on Dec. 7th and on Dec. 8th.
They accurately represent the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of those that witnessed the attacks. They range from the extremely bold Japs Bomb Hawaii to the more understated U.S. Declares War.