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Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, is observed annually on December 7, is to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

On August 23, 1994,United States Congress, designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day. It is a tradition to fly the Flag of the United States at half-staff until sunset in honor of dead patriots.

On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 America’s naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by aircraft and submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy, killing 2,403 American military personnel and civilians and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four more. It also damaged or sank three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.

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2 thoughts on “Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

  1. Thanks JJ for reminding us of this important date in History.
    On that that date I was working in Bell telephone Labs. on Army Air Force equipment design in New York. After that I was assigned to the same technical equipment in Kelly Field Texas.

    Oh yes, a lot of water under the Bridge since then. But the memories linger on — and on — and on. Have a beautiful Holiday Season to you and your readers. D…

  2. So Dom are you a veteran or a civilian working at a army base?

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