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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018: History, facts, Images & Pictures

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018: History, facts, Images & Pictures: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also known as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day which is observed 7th December every year in the United States. This day is observed to recall and honour the United States citizens who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor Day 2018 7th December

The surprise attack from Japan took place on 7th December 1941 on Pearl Harbor where 2,403 United States citizens died. This year, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is going to be observed on Friday, 7th December 2018.

Quick Facts about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Day Name: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Other Names: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day

Date of occurrence: 7th December

2018 Occurrence: 7th December 2018

Occurrence: Annual

The United States Congress on 23rd August, 1994, nominated 7th December of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Aftermath, the U.S President Bill Clinton on 29th November 1994 issued a declaration by announcing 7th December 1994 as the first National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Celebrations

To honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii, the American flag is flown at half the staff until sunset on Pearl Harbor Day. Pearl Harbor Day does not observe any government holiday because on that day the schools, universities, government offices, etc. are open. But to commemorate the lives of those killed and injured, some organisations organise some special events.

Details about Pearl Harbor Day

  • The Japanese attacked the United States without warning at 7:55 am on Sunday, 7th December 1941.
  • The attack carried out for 2 hours and ended at 9:45 am
  • The attack was done through air by Japanese planes which was carried out in two waves
  • The Japanese fleet consisted of 353 planes
  • The first wave of Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a.m. The second wave breached Pearl Harbor at 8:40 a.m
  • 2,403 men were killed, 1,272 were wounded and 960 left missing
  • Then U.S dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which halted the World War II in 1945
  • Battle of Pearl Harbor, led the United States to enter into the World War II

Words of the U.S president Franklin D. Roosevelt on the day were, “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date that will live in infamy, the United states of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”