The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
The Pearl Harbor attack entered the consciousness of contemporary Americans more forcefully than any other single event. Regarded as a dastardly "surprise attack" and an act of "infamy", during the Second World War every effort was made to keep its memory bright. Posters, popular songs and other media were staples of wartime popular culture, regular memorial services were held to commemorate the dead, and flags that had flown at the Capitol and White House on 7 December 1941 were raised over fallen enemy capital cities. Learn more at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/ph-rem.htm