About National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Pearl Harbor day is a national holiday which is observed to honor the citizens of the USA who lost their lives when the harbor was attacked by Japanese forces.
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.