Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2021



On December 7th, 1941, Japan sent 100s of fighter planes to attack Pearl Harbor, a military base off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Over 300 planes were destroyed and over 2000 Americans died due to the attack. Pearl Harbor day is on December 7th of every year. It’s dedicated to the 2403 military personnel who tragically passed away 80 years ago. On this day, veterans from around the world come together to mourn for those who were lost.

The 77th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony.“The 77th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony.” by Official U.S. Navy Imagery is licensed under CC BY 2.0


There’s a few ways people celebrate this holiday. For starters, all American flags are flown at half staff until sunset in their memory. Those who survived the tragedy come together and share their experiences. They usually do this at the Pearl Harbor memorial in Honolulu. On the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor (this was quite a few years ago), Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medals were given to those who were stationed in Hawaii as well as citizens who died because of the attack. Years later, those who lived in Hawaii were also given the medal.

Coast Guard holds Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in Alameda“Coast Guard holds Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in Alameda” by Coast Guard News is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

There’s many reasons as to why December 7th is important. One reason is to reminisce on the fond memories that were shared with those who died. Another reason is to reflect. We should all take a moment on the 7th to honor the veterans .