Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor, known to Hawaiians as Puʻuloa, is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, brought the United States into World War II.

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    Pilot to crew. Take a good look at Pearl Harbor. Maybe it’s something you’ll want to remember.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)

    Pilot to crew. Take a good look at Pearl Harbor. Maybe it’s something you’ll want to remember.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)

    The disabusing a man strongly possessed with an opinion of his own worth is the very same ill office that was done to the fool at Athens, who fancied all the ships that came into the harbor were his own.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)