Susan Anderson, historic preservation officer for the city of Uvalde, will be the keynote speaker at a special Pearl Harbor Day observance to be held tomorrow morning at the Uvalde County Courthouse.
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on the west steps of the courthouse building. The ceremony will mark the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America’s entrance into World War II.
The surprise attack by the Japanese on United States military forces stationed in Hawaii came at 7:52 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. When the bombing and shooting was done, 2,403 Americans were dead, 188 airplanes were destroyed, and eight United States battleships were damaged or destroyed.
On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressing a joint session of congress, declared war on the Empire of Japan.
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