For Immediate Release
December 6, 2010
AFA Remembers Pearl Harbor
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today released the following statement on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:
“On this day in 1941, a surprise aerial attack on Pearl Harbor created a devastating loss in life and launched the U.S.’s involvement into World War II. More than 2,000 Americans were killed, including 68 civilians. Nine ships of the U.S. fleet were sunk and 21 ships were severely damaged.
Today, we remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, a date which will live in infamy. We remember and honor those who served on that historic day, and we thank those who came to the nation’s defense following the attack. We also show gratitude toward those who continue to serve our nation, and those who have already given their lives for the cause of freedom. As many are still in harm’s way, we owe them our support and appreciation.”
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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