Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Let’s Never Forget
The day that started the World War for the USA.
December 7, 1941 is the day that Japanese forces attacked U.S. soil with hundreds of fighter planes. In the end they were able to destroy or damage twenty Navy vessels, which included eight battleships and over 300 planes. More than 2,400 Americans died, including civilians, and injuring hundreds more. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the day after the attack, declared war and joined the Allied efforts for World War II. In his speech to the citizens all across the country, President Roosevelt declared that this would be “a date which will live in infamy,” and that “this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.” It would take two more years before the U.S. fully joined the war efforts overseas.
Pearl Harbor is located near Honolulu, Hawaii. One of the battleships, the USS Arizona, in fact, houses a national memorial for those who were killed on that day in history. This year will mark the 79th anniversary of that faithful day.
For more information on the events to commemorate this event through the National Park Service, please go to the Pearl Harbor Events page. To see more information about the Pearl Harbor National Memorial itself, go to the National Park Foundation page.
Check out our catalog for books and DVDs to learn more about Pearl Harbor:
- On the Horizon by Lois Lowry
- Attack on Pearl Harbor by L.L. Owens
- Dead Reckoning: The Story of How Johnny Mitchell and His Fighter Pilots Took on Admiral Yamamoto and Avenged Pearl Harbor by Dick Lehr
- All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton
- What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Demuth
- I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis
- Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona (DVD)
- WWII Chronicles: A Dramatic Documentation of WWII (DVD)
Check out our collection of e-Books through Hoopla or Libby:
- The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck
- Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub
- Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days To The Attack by Steve Twomey
- Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy (movie)
- Pearl Harbor: Legacy of The Attack (National Geographic movie)