Dec. 7 marks National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a time frame honoring the 2,000 plus American citizens that were killed in the surprise attack in Hawaii that happened 75 years ago.
Faithwire checked out social media to find out how people are honoring the special 24 hour time period and posted a few below.
World War II History Twitter page, a social media account focused on the story of the bitter battle said this, “This Day in #WWII History: On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on #PearlHarbor. #History #WWII.”
— World War II History (@WW2Facts) December 7, 2016
So far it has received 493 retweets and almost 400 likes.
Another post from Billy Graham’s twitter, the Christian Evangelist that has a non-profit in his name titled: Billy Graham Evangelist Association shared his thoughts on recalling the American’s that lost their lives and were impacted by the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Providing a photograph and saying, “Billy Graham Remembers Day Pearl Harbor Was Attacked, 75 Years Ago”
— Billy Graham (@BillyGraham) December 7, 2016
Another Twitter user by the name of AmyMek gives up praise and says,”2,403 Americans were killed on this day 75 years ago at Pearl Harbor 👉🏻This date would ‘live long in infamy’ 🙏🏻”
2,403 Americans were killed on this day 75 years ago at Pearl Harbor 👉🏻This date would 'live long in infamy' 🙏🏻#PearlHarborRemembranceDay
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) December 7, 2016
CBN spoke with a survivor of Pearl Harbor and his recollection of the day.
Don Stratton was a 19-year-old American Navy Sailor when the Japanese bombed the Island that he was serving on. The now 94-year old said about the experience that, “I seen the water tower go over, and I seen one of the planes make a bank and I seen the meatball on the side of the plane and I thought, ‘Oh no, the Japanese are bombing Fort Island.'”
Stratton also recalled, “I remember these planes were just flying. The pilots were flying between the vessel and the [USS] Arizona, and we looked at them and they waved and smiled,” he said..