Pearl Harbor Day – remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day.

The attack on Pearl Harbor

On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honululu, Hawaii, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American non-combatants, and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank two U.S. Navy battleships and damaged five others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.

Aftermath

Within hours of the attack Canada declared war on Japan,[3] the first Western nation to do so. The following day, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II on the side of the Allies. In a speech to Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called the bombing of Pearl Harbor “a date which will live in infamy.”[2]

 

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. any1mark66
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 10:18:16

    It’s truly one of the most historic days. The world literally changed. I actually had to learn the speech for a class once.

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  2. The Crafty Lady In Combat Boots
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 10:29:41

    Reblogged this on Traveling Lady in Combat Boots.

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  3. AprilEsutton
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 18:51:49

    The memorial is very moving.

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