News A Date Which Will Live In Infamy — December 7, 1941
Today, we recognize the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was on December 7th, 1941, that 353 Japanese bombers attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, destroying 19 ships and 188 aircraft, killing 2,403 citizens of the United States and injuring 1,178 others. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 a.m., and the second at 8:55 a.m. By 9:55 a.m., it was all over. It was this act that drove the United States into World War II.
For the 76th anniversary, organizations across the country are honoring the memory of Pearl Harbor with tributes; survivors are sharing their stories and joining in reunions. Traditionally, the Flag of the United States is flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor. Use #PearlHarborRemembranceDay to post on social media.