The school paused for a moment on the morning of Dec. 7th to pay tribute to those who died in the unexpected bombing of Pearl Harbor. Student David Osula read the following announcement on the intercom during the morning announcements:
“Today , December 7th will forever live on as an infamous day in American history. The unexpected bombing of Pearl Harbor took place on this day in 1941. Without warning, the Japenese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that shocked America. Thousands of U.S. soldiers died during the battle, and a large part of America’s naval and air fleet was lost. The attack did a lot of damage not only to America’s military, but also it’s pride. Today, on the 69th anniversary of this tragic event, we should continue to remember and respect the American soldiers who died defending our country in the battle. President Roosevelt described the bombing as “a date which will live on in infamy” and it should continue to live on in our minds and in our hearts, as we appreciate both the soldiesrs who fought and died on that fateful day, and the soldiers who continue to defend America’s freedom and safety today.