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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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When is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day? This holiday is observed on December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is today. This December 7 observance commemorates the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack began at dawn on December 7, 1941. It crippled the U.S. Pacific Fleet and caused the U.S. to enter World War II.

During the attack at Pearl Harbor, over 2,400 American servicemen and 68 civilians were killed. Five of the eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, and virtually all ships were damaged.

On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, U.S. flags are to be flown at half-staff.

On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in a speech to Congress it was “..a day that will live in infamy”. The U.S. then declared war on Japan.

The debt we owe our World War II veterans is one that we can never fully repay. So many veterans gave their lives to protect our freedom and way of life.

How to Observe Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

  • Read a book about World War II.
  • Watch a movie about World War II.
  • Say thanks to servicemen and servicewomen you meet for their service.

Today's Quote

“Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.” – – Michael Bay

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