National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is commemorated on December 7 of every year. It is created to honor the people who serve their life at Pearl Harbor. It is also referred as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day. On December 7, 1941, nearly 2403 people lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attack in Hawaii during World War II. Hence Pearl Harbor Day is created to honor the people who died during World War II.
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History of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
On August 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The Imperial Japan Navy Air service attacked the Navy Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, morning. The attack occurred as a surprise to the American Army, and it leads to the loss of life and equipment. Nearly 2000 people were killed, and almost 1,000 were injured. The American Navy lost its large proportion of battleships stationed in the Pacific Region. The Japanese Navy also lost five midget warships and 29 aircraft. The Japanese military had assumed that the attack on Pearl Harbor would prevent the United States of America from expanding its influence in the Pacific region. The day after the attack, America declared war on Japan, and thus how World War II started. After a few days, Germany also declared war on the United States of America. The slogan “Remember Pearl Harbor” mopped the United States and radio stations frequently played a song of the same name. The United States Congress created the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal in 1991 to mark the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal is also called as Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Medal, and it can be granted to an ex-soldier of the United States military who was present in or around Pearl Harbor during the attack by the Japanese military.
Other Celebrations on December 7
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How to Celebrate the Day
The best way to celebrate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is to honor the people who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Every year on December 7, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the White House, the homes of Americans, and all United States government buildings. The flag should be flown at half-mast to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Then post pictures and share thoughts on social media about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day by using the hashtag #PearlHarborDay or #PearlHarborRemembranceDay.
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