About National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
When is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day?
Pearl Harbor day is a national holiday on December 7th each year.
The day is observed to honor the citizens of the USA who lost their lives when the harbor was attacked by Japanese forces.
History of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Day is one of the black days in the history of the United States of America. Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, which was surprisingly attacked by the hundreds of Japanese fighter planes. They managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 aeroplanes. The incident took place on December 7th 1941, and more than 2,400 Americans died in this attack while around 1000 people were wounded. The day after the attack took place, the President of USA, Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan.
On this day, the American flag is to be flown at half-staff until sunset to honour those thousands of people who died as a result of the attack on the U.S. military forces in Hawaii. Though Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday, government offices, schools, and businesses do not remain shut, but some organisations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.
The first Pearl Harbor Day was held in 1994, after the United States Congress designated December 7th as Pearl Harbor National Remembrance Day, during Bill Clinton’s presidency.
How si National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day marked?
Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday, meaning government offices, schools and businesses stay open.
Throughout America, the flag will be flown at half-staff until sunset to honour those who died in the attack on the U.S Military base.
Some organizations may hold special events to commemorate those killed and injured in the attack and there will be a live-streamed service at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Hawaii.