76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack in Hawaii

Posted at 7:04 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 07:09:08-05

(CNN) - America pauses Thursday to remember the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into World War II.

The USS Arizona battleship was bombed and sunk during Japan's surprise morning attack on Pearl Harbor that pulled the United States into World War II.

The remains of many of the 1,177 U.S. military personnel who died aboard the Arizona are still inside the submerged wreck. It was the greatest loss of life ever in an attack on a U.S. warship, the National Park Service says.

The memorial was dedicated in 1962.

In total, 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 were wounded. 

The National Park Service operates the memorial, part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

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