Seventy-one years after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 2012 an Anniversary Ceremony was held in Hawaii and filmed by CBS News.
Click here to view the live stream footage.
Pearl Harbor was a monumental for the United States because it was the first time America was attacked on their home soil.
It also forced America to join the Allies after they were bombed by the Japanese.
The horror Hawaiians experienced on that day is unimaginable for most, and thousands are tuning in to the live stream footage of the ceremony.
Because of the attack, 2,402 Americans were killed with 1, 282 wounded through an attack that lasted 11 minutes. Until then, such violence on American soil was unimaginable.
Few survivors who experienced Pearl Harbor are still alive today, with the ones who were around at the time of the bombing being in their late 90s.
Although a generation of Twitter users is much younger than the vets and civilians who were in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, some tweeters have taken to the mini blog to share their sentiments.
Michelle Bachman wrote, “Today we honor the Americans who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago. Please thank all vets & service members for their service.”
“Never forget the bravery shown by our nation's heroes at Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941, and never lose our American strength and pride,” @RepubGrlProbs posted.
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin tweeted, “Americans will never forget those who died on this day of “infamy” at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago…”
@jameswisniewski asked for Americans to take a moment of remberance:
“71 years ago today our country was attacked at Pearl Harbor. Please take a moment to remember those who were lost fighting for our freedom.”