BVA Remembers Pearl Harbor

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) today released the following statement on the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:

“On this day in 1941, a surprise aerial attack on Pearl Harbor created a devastating loss in life and launched the U.S.’s involvement into World War II. More than 2,000 Americans were killed, including 68 civilians. Nine ships of the U.S. fleet were sunk and 21 ships were severely damaged.

Today, we remember and honor those who served on that historic day, and we thank those who came to the nation’s defense following the attack. We also show gratitude toward those who continue to serve our nation, and those who have already given their lives for the cause of freedom. As many are still in harm’s way, we owe them our support and appreciation.”