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 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.