Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day History
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day seeks to honor the victims of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, an American Naval Station. The attack is often cited as the catalyst for American involvement in the Second World War, given that President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan the following day.
At 8am on December 7th, 1941, without prior warning, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked a Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, located on Oahu, Hawaii. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes. In total, 2,403 people perished, another 1,178 were injured, four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk and 188 aircrafts were destroyed. The aim of the attack was to immobilize the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which would allow Japan to advance into Malaya and Dutch East Indies. On August 23, 1994, the United States Congress passed Public Law 103-308 to designate December 7 of each year as the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - References and Related SitesUS Government Publishing Office: Pearl Harbor USS West Virginia: Pearl Harbor www.ibiblio.org: Pearl Harbor Attack Action Report 7 December 1941: A Day That Will Live in Infamy Pacific Historic Parks: USS Arizona Government of Canada Publications: Pearl Harbor www.nps.gov: NPS Pearl Harbor Theme