Military Traditions

December 5, 2019 By Julie Turner

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Each year, the United States honors and remembers the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that took place December 7, 1941. More than 2,400 service members and civilians were killed in the attack and an additional, 1,178 people were injured. Beyond the unfathomable loss of life, the nation lost extensive military resources including two U.S. Navy battleships — the USS Arizona and the USS Utah — and more than 175 aircraft.

At the site of the tragedy each December 7, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial hosts a series of ceremonies marking National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The events, which welcome survivors, veterans and visitors from around the world, can be experienced from afar as well.

Visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial on Facebook for current information about the upcoming 78th National Remembrance Day or visit National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to access extensive resources, archival coverage, videos and photos of past commemorations.


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