Every year on December 7th, we
remember the day which President Roosevelt called in 1941 "the day
that will live in infamy." Each year, we remember the event
which jumpstarted our young nation and brought every American together to
fight a foreign invader. On that date, the Japanese Army attacked
the Naval Base in Hawaii, almost practically crippling or sinking every
ship that was in dock. Only because of sheer luck, three of our
carriers were out of dock, and due to the overwhelming effort of the
American people to build new ships and military equipment and send our men
over to fight for our country were we able to overcome the Axis countries
of Japan, Germany and Italy. This holiday is celebrated as much for the devastation
it caused us as for the great strength our citizens showed to overcome
insurmountable obstacles when working together.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
History and Facts
Harbor Day Page (Contra Costa Demonstrator): History and facts about
the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2003 (White House): Official proclamation
by the President to celebrate this holiday.
Harbor Day (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day):
Links to information about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the holiday.
Pearl Harbor Websites
Harbor Memorial (Arizona Memorial Museum Ass'n):
Information on the memorials to Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor (National Geographic): History, information and
interactive movie/timeline about the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- The Islands of Aloha (Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau):
Information on the beautiful island of Hawaii - history and travel info.
U.S. Navy In Hawaii, 1826-1945: An Administrative History (Naval
Historical Center): History of the
U.S. Navy on the Islands of Hawaii.
Hawaii Directory - Your one-stop destination for anything you
can think about Hawaii. This Hawaii Directory is designed to help its
users find the Hawaii information, articles, source, companies, products
Pearl Harbor day has become no more than
a mention on most calendars, however, the date represents a great blow to
our military in the South Pacific and the start of World War II for our
country. Take a few minutes today to remember those who have fallen
and what the sacrifices they and all of the men and women in military
service have done to protect this country and democracy.
Pearl Harbor Day Gift
Books on Pearl Harbor,
World War II and Hawaii
Movies: The movie Pearl
Harbor, or a WWII movie.
Travel: A fantastic
gift for your spouse significant other, veteran or just anyone would
be a trip to Hawaii where you can see Pearl Harbor for Yourself.