December 07, 2016 at 05:26PM

Thousands gathered in Hawaii today, 75 years after the attack that drew the United States into World War II. The Japanese air and naval strike on Pearl Harbor claimed more than 2,300 servicemen; destroyed over 160 aircraft; and beached, damaged or destroyed more than 20 ships. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy” when he addressed the Congress the next day asking to declare war on Japan.

The USS Halsey performs a Pass-in-Review during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Kilo Pier on Dec. 7 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

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