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Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary
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2021 represents the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Which began at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 1941.

The entire attack took only one hour and 15 minutes. It began when Captain Mitsuo Fuchida sent the coded message, “Tora, Tora, Tora,” to the Japanese fleet after flying over Oahu to indicate the Americans had been caught by surprise.

The Japanese originally planned to give the U.S. a declaration of war before the attack began so they would not violate the first article of the Hague Convention of 1907, but the message was delayed and not relayed to U.S. officials in Washington until the attack was already in progress.

The attack killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships. The three aircraft carriers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were out to sea on maneuvers and were unharmed. The Japanese were unable to locate them and as a result, they were forced to return home leaving the U.S. carrier fleet intact.

President Franklin Roosevelt called the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor a “date which will live in infamy,” in a famous address to the nation delivered after Japan’s deadly strike against U.S. naval and military forces in Hawaii. He also asked Congress to declare war! This is what led America to join World War II.

The design of this unique commemorative piece features a direct to garment screen print of the iconic USS Arizona sinking and burning during the attack. Above the ship are embroidered Japanese planes a dive bomber, torpedo plane and fighter. In the forefront of the Arizona, is an embroidered Pearl Harbor Memorial flying the American flag at half-mast to forever commemorate this tragic event. The sleeve is embroidered with the iconic words, "Remember Pearl Harbor with the ghost of the U.S.S. Arizona behind the Memorial.

This t-shirt is 100% pre-shrunk cotton is made in Mexico and is USMCA friendly.

Facts about Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona

•Twenty-three sets of brothers died aboard USS Arizona.
•USS Arizona's entire band of 21 musicians was lost in the attack.
•Fuel continues to leak from USS Arizona's wreckage.
•Some former crewmembers have chosen USS Arizona as their final resting place and Navy divers place their cremated remains in the hull of the ship, so they can lie in peace with their fallen shipmates.
•A memorial was built at the USS Arizona site, thanks in part to Elvis Presley. Quick fact, the memorial straddles but does not touch the ship's hull.
•After Arizona sank, its superstructure and main armament were salvaged and reused to support the war effort, leaving its hull, two gun turrets and the remains of more than 1,000 crewmen submerged in less than 40 feet of water.

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