Pearl Harbor Vs. September 11th

Two dark days in the history of the United States affected many Americans and changed their lives forever. The memories that were carried from the dates December 7th, 1941 and September 11th, 2001 are dates which will never be forgotten, as Americans remember the lives of innocent people that were taken by acts of war. These days are similar in some ways, however different in other ways. Americans don't know about the power that these two dates hold on America, as well as how these two dates are very similar and yet very different.
"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. The united states of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan…" These are the fine words that were stated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the congress on December 8th, 1941. At approximately 8:00 A.M., Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, which is located on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, was attacked by the Japanese fleet both by air and by sea. The surprise attack had been conceived by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. The striking force of 353 Japanese aircraft was led by Commander Mitsuo Fuchida. There had been no formal declaration of war. During the attack of Pearl Harbor, many lives were taken and many ships and aircraft were damaged.
The September 11th, 2001 attack occurred recently in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. Around 8:45 a.m. a large plane, possibly a hijacked airliner, crashes into one of the World Trade Center towers, tearing a gaping hole in the building and setting it on fire. Shortly after, a second plane crashed into the second world trade center. The aircraft was described to be a passenger plane. After the second aircraft hit the tower, the airlines and bridges in New York are ordered to close immediately. Unfortunately there was also another plane that was hijacked. This aircraft plunged into the pentagon in Wash…


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