National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor Survivors attend the 74th Commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Remembering December 7, 1941

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. 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 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, culminating in a commemoration ceremony on Dec. 7. To see photos of commemoration ceremonies, please go to our Flickr page.

For information on how you can attend future December 7 commemorations, please check for updates later in the year on our
Facebook page or go to our official Pearl Harbor Events page.

December 7, 2017

December 7, 2016

Last updated: March 22, 2018

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