Today is Wednesday, December 7, a National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day! It is a day to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise air raid attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory on December 7, 1941. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed, and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack, and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.
On this day which will live in infamy, we honor those souls who gave all in the name of our United States of America!
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
- Attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”
- Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
Content courtesy of the Library of Congress