US Soldiers Perform Hawaiian Warrior Dance at Pearl Harbor Anniversary Ceremony

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 201716 views
Published: January 13, 2017

Soldiers in the US Army’s 25th Infantry Division marked the 75th anniversary of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack on December 7 by performing a traditional Hawaiian ha’a, a “dance of the warrior,” for survivors.

The dance was also intended to honor US Army soldiers who served at military installations in central Oahu which were also attacked by Japan on December 7. According to the <a href="http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2016/12/pearl-harbor-wasnt-the-only-installation-attacked-on-dec-7/" target="_blank">US Department of Defense</a>, several soldiers who served at Schofield Barracks and what is now Wheeler Army Airfield were killed and injured.

The surprise Japanese attack on US Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu on the morning of December 7, 1941, sank or capsized the several ships and killed more than 2,400 people.

Thirty survivors attended the ceremonies marking the anniversary of the attack, according to <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pearlharbor-anniversary-idUSKBN13W1S3" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, and several of them were in attendance to watch the ha’a being performed, officials said.

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