National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a brutal surprise attack on a military base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which led the United States to declare war on Japan and enter World War II. During the attack, 2,403 American service members and civilians were killed, and another 1,178 people were injured. In addition, two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) were sunk, and 188 aircraft were destroyed.
In 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7 of every year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Every year, Pearl Harbor survivors, Veterans and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember those brave service members and civilians who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending their country.
Unfortunately, this year’s ceremony will be closed to the public to protect the Pearl Harbor Survivors and World War II Veterans in attendance. However, if you’d like to participate, this event will be live streamed for public viewing at www.pearlharborevents.com or on their Facebook page.
Thank you for honoring and remembering our brave service members and civilians who perished or were injured 79 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor.