Wednesday is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and the 81st year anniversary of the attack on Hawaii.
On the night of Dec. 7th on the 7th of December 1941 on the 7th of December 1941, the Japanese military conducted an unexpected attack in Pearl Harbor, the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 U.S. service members and civilians. More than 1,100 were injured during the assault that also damaged naval vessels and aircrafts as per the National Parks Service.
The following morning, Congress declared war on Japan and plunge Japan to enter the U.S. into World War II. In an address to the joint session of Congress President Franklin Roosevelt famously called Dec. 7 1941 “a date that will remain in the memory of all.”
Congress in 1994 declared Dec. 7. as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Each year, memorials will be held both in Hawaii and throughout the United States. American Flags across the country will be raised at half-staff to honor the date of the anniversary.