Sixty-seven years later, the date is not forgotten. Flags on all state buildings will be at half-staff Sunday in memory of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Minnesotan naval reservists were aboard the USS Ward in Hawaii that day and are credited with firing the first shot against the attacking Japanese. More than 2,400 Americans, both military and civilian, died in the attack, with 1,100 more injured.Sunk in the attack were four U.S. Navy battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer, and 188 aircraft were destroyed. Four more battleships were damaged.