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President Franklin Roosevelt called it a date "which will live in infamy," and, 70 years later, America still remembers the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
What prompted the United State's officially entry into World War II, the attacks at the Hawaiian naval base came as a surprise to the military and the nation. It was December 7, 1941 when Japanese fighter planes dropped bombs and military facilities and ships docked at Pear Harbor in what was the largest, most aggressive attack ever by a foreign power on American soil.
Now, seven decades later, most Americans know of Pearl Harbor only through history books and documentaries. Yet, for the men and women who lived through World War II, and some who were there on that fateful day, the memories are always in the forefront of their minds.
As a way to honor the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and all the veterans of World War II, students at Cheshire High School will be holding a event this evening. The festivities will include the showing of a documentary about the attacks on Pearl Harbor, along with some special comments by area representatives. Local veterans have been invited to attend, as has the public at large. The event begins at 6 p.m. for the public at CHS, 525 So. Main Street. There will be music and refreshments.