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Pearl Harbor: 75th anniversary still sparks memories

Smoke belches from the sunken battleship USS Arizona, right, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. Also pictured are the damaged battleships USS West Virginia, left, and USS Tennessee. The 75th anniversary of the attack will be observed in December 2016.
Smoke belches from the sunken battleship USS Arizona, right, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. Also pictured are the damaged battleships USS West Virginia, left, and USS Tennessee. The 75th anniversary of the attack will be observed in December 2016.
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For many young people growing up during the 1940s, Sunday was always the time for church in the morning, movies or chores in the afternoon, family dinner during the early evening. The routine changed on Dec. 7, 1941, when news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began to spread across the United States. There was anxiety about the future: what might happen to family members and how things could change in the United States. ...

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