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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2024: History, Activities, Quotes

Every year on December 7th, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed in the United States in memory of all those who perished as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. On that tragic day, at than 3,500 Americans either died or were injured.

When is National  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day?

By Public Law 103-308, passed by the US Congress on August 23, 1994, December 7 was declared National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

National  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day History

The day signaled a change in American policy toward participation in World War II. The USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma were both irreparably sunk as a result of the Japanese onslaught, which also damaged other battleships. Others still overturned, carrying crew members with them. The USS Utah was one notable vessel. The strike also damaged and destroyed aircraft in addition to naval vessels. The attack brought the United States into a conflict that had been going on for two years.

The day is also occasionally referred to as Pearl Harbor Day or Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE National  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Send a care package to a service member serving abroad.

There should be a local charity that distributes care packages in your area. Simple acts of kindness, such as providing for basic grooming requirements, phone cards, canned snacks, or even simply a kind message of appreciation, mean a great deal to soldiers stationed far from home. Your influence will be significantly higher if you can enlist the aid of your church or civic organization.

Even loved ones who are living at home require comfort.

While their husbands and wives are deployed, the families left behind frequently face financial hardships and feelings of isolation. Adopt a family in your neighborhood and be present to provide assistance. Attending the children’s sporting events, dropping off meals, or providing a gas card could suffice. Even when members of a family are separated, small acts of compassion can keep them connected.

Be kind to yourself as well.

Without the sacrifices made on December 7 and during this nation’s wars, you would not be living the life you do today. By living your life to the fullest and striving to improve things for those who will follow you, you may pay tribute to those who have passed on.

Pearl Harbor FAQ

Why did the attack on Pearl Harbor matter so much?

The United States adopted a policy of isolationism throughout the war up until December 7, 1941. Except for contributing some resources to the Allied nations already engaged in combat, the nation had little interest in joining the conflict. But when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the United States was forced to enter the conflict.

How old is Pearl Harbor?
The Naval Station at Pearl Harbor was built by the American Navy in 1908.

Why was Pearl Harbor given its name?
As a result of the harbor’s former abundance of several types of pearl oysters, the Hawaiians gave it the name Wai Momi, which translates to “Pearl Waters.”

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Quotes

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, observed on December 7th each year, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and honors the lives lost and the veterans who served during World War II. Here are some quotes to reflect on this significant day:

  1. “December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. “To remember the past is to commit oneself to the future.” – Daisaku Ikeda
  3. “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.” – Barack Obama
  4. “The heroism of the soldiers and sailors at Pearl Harbor reverberated throughout the entire American nation.” – Tom Brokaw
  5. “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.” – Ronald Reagan
  6. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
  7. “A day that will live in infamy.” – Walter Lord
  8. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” – Michel de Montaigne
  9. “Pearl Harbor is a solemn reminder that when we fail to prepare, we prepare to fail.” – Lee H. Hamilton
  10. “In the aftermath, we are because they were.” – R.J. Heller

These quotes serve as poignant reminders of the sacrifice, resilience, and courage displayed during and after the events of Pearl Harbor.

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