Dec. 7, 2012, marks 71 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The unity, innovation and perseverance that followed are regarded one of Americaâ€™s greatest defining moments.
In April 2011, Guns & Ammo SIP Editor Eric Poole and his family visited Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to offer respect to the sailors, soldiers and Marines who lost their lives. This gallery incorporates pictures of the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, the Pearl Harbor Visitorâ€™s Center and the USS Missouri.
These pictures represent Pearl Harbor and its memorials as they rest today. To learn more about the sequence of events during the attack or to see more images and read after action reports, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command. To learn more about the Battleship Missouri, visit the USS Missouri Memorial Association.