Remembering Pearl Harbor. Interesting historical footnote: the USS Phoenix (CL-46) was at Pearl that day and escaped the attack unscathed. She was eventually sold to Argentina and renamed the ARA General Belgrano. After almost 3 decades of service with Argentina, she was sunk on 2 May 1982 by the British submarine HMS Conqueror during the Falklands War. Conqueror is the only nuclear-powered submarine to ever engage an enemy vessel in actual combat.
SURVIVOR'S SALUTE A survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor renders a salute during the 72nd Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2013. More than 2,500 guests, including Pearl Harbor survivors and other veterans, attended the ceremony hosted by the National Park Service and U.S. Navy at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Johans Chavarro
Pearl Harbor Day: U.S. Marine Dwight Hanson talks to Pearl Harbor survivor John Latko during a memorial service for 69th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu on December 7, 2010 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.