Each December there is a harsh reality that our freedoms are ever so fragile.
Pearl Harbor Day keeps that reality present in our daily lives as we recognize and honor the more than 2,400 military and civilians who lost their lives in the attack. The remembrance has been nationally recognized since 1994.
Thousands visit the final resting place of 1,102 servicemen, the USS Arizona Memorial, annually in Oahu, Hawaii. The battle took 1,177 crewmen’s lives and injured more than 1,150. The images and President Roosevelt’s words, “a date which will live in infamy,” are powerful reminders.