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Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary

Special section commemorating the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Pearl Harbor rite recalls sacrifice of Dec. 7

The heroism and sacrifices of military members and civilians 70 years ago against Japan's surprise attack that launched America into World War II were remembered Wednesday in a ceremony rich with military pomp, memories and emotions at the water's edge of Pearl Harbor. Read more

Pearl survivors add poignancy

The recollections of the last few members of an honored alliance — the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, 70 years ago today — are to be cherished as the living record of a stark historical pivot for the nation, and a turning point for the islands as well. Read more

Pearls of Wisdom

The Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor is one of those rare events that Winston Churchill called a "hinge of history," the point at which everything changes. Only the Kennedy assassination has inspired more popular-history books than the Pearl Harbor attack, and you'd think that by this point, exactly seven decades later, we'd know everything there is to know. Read more

New TV show recounts Pearl Harbor attack

Four hours after the first bombs and torpedoes hit the Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt got his first call from Hawaii Territorial Gov. Joseph B. Poindexter, who erroneously told the president that a third wave of Japanese bombers was overhead. Read more

Pearl Harbor salute at year 70

About 1.5 million people annually gaze upon the sunken battleship USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, examining the coral-encrusted armor and droplets of rising fuel oil for insight into the cataclysm that struck Hawaii — and the United States — 70 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941. Read more

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