Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.
On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Every year, remembrance events are held at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, culminating in a commemoration ceremony on Dec. 7. To see photos of these events, please go to our Flickr page. To see videos of these events, please visit our YouTube page.
December 7, 2021
Details about the 80th commemoration ceremony and other commemorative events will be provided on the official Pearl Harbor Events page, on our Facebook page, and on our website calendar.
December 7, 2020
December 7, 2019
December 7, 2018
- Watch the 77th Commemoration Ceremony, recorded December 7, 2018.
- Watch the USS Oklahoma Memorial Ceremony, recorded on December 7, 2018.
- Watch the USS Utah Sunset Memorial Service, recorded on December 6, 2018.
- Find photos of all the events from the week of December 7, 2018, to include the 77th Commemoration Ceremony, the USS Utah Ceremony, and more.
December 7, 2017
- Watch the 76th Commemoration ceremony, recorded December 7, 2017.
- Watch the Award Ceremony for Joe George, a sailor aboard the USS Vestal on December 7, 1941. Joe saved the lives of six USS Arizona sailors, but he never received an award for his actions. For many years, the men he saved have fought to have him recognized. Joe passed away in 1996, but his daughter, Joe Ann Taylor, was presented with his Bronze Star Medal.
- Find photos of all the events from the week of December 7, 2017, to include the 76th Commemoration Ceremony, the USS Utah Ceremony, the Floral Tribute, and more.
- More coverage of the 2017 Commemoration events.
December 7, 2016