I can’t forget it. I never will,” Chavez told NBC News. “I got very emotional that day. There were so many, many innocent people that were lost.” As history is remembered and memorialized, it will also be made Wednesday, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe visits Pearl Harbor, the first time a Japanese prime minister has ever done so.
December 7, 1941 is known as the day that will live in infamy, marking the US’ official entrance into World War II, which helped shape the role the US plays in the world today. Many are gathering to honor the 2,403 American lives lost at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.
The 75th anniversary of the attack by Japan on the US naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii will be remembered on Wednesday. The remaining survivors, such as 104-year-old Ray Chavez, will go to Hawaii to honor those who lost their lives.