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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day May We Never Forget

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2019. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day for the year 2019 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, December 7th.

 

uss ArizonaEach year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.

 

For the first time in more than seven decades, no Arizona survivors were present at Pearl Harbor when officials commemorated the 77th anniversary of the attack. Only five Arizona survivors are still alive: Lauren Bruner, 98; Lou Conter, 97; Lonnie Cook, 98; Ken Potts, 97; and Don Stratton, 96.

 

 

On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

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