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How quickly we forget. How firmly we assume that the problems we face are the greatest we have ever encountered. Sixty nine years ago tomorrow, America was irrevocably and forever changed.
The ancient Hawaiians called Pearl Harbor Wai Momi - literally translated - "Water of Pearl". On December 7, 1941, war-time Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and the Empire of Japan, attacked the United States Naval installations located there.