Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017 and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018.
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|December 7, 2017||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017||Thursday|
|December 7, 2018||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018||Friday|
|December 7, 2019||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2019||Saturday|
|December 7, 2020||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2020||Monday|
|December 7, 2021||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2021||Tuesday|
|December 7, 2022||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2022||Wednesday|
|December 7, 2023||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2023||Thursday|
|December 7, 2024||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2024||Saturday|
|December 7, 2025||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2025||Sunday|
|December 7, 2026||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2026||Monday|
|December 7, 2027||Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2027||Tuesday|
Significance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017 - also referred to as Pearl Harbor Day 2017 - is a holiday observed, annually, on December 7th in the United States of America. It is a day dedicated to honouring and remembering the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II on December 7, 1941. Although, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017 is not a federal holiday it is still a significant day in American and World War II history.
History of Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayOn the morning of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked the Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Without caution and without a declaration of war, the Japanese Navy killed 2,403 American non-combatants and injured 1,178 others. The Americans also lost nearly 200 aircrafts and a large proportion of their battle ships. More than 60 Japanese servicemen were killed, injured or captured.
It is believed that the Japanese military had hoped that this attack on Pearl Harbor would prevent the United States of America from increasing its influence in the Pacific. However, this attack on Pearl Harbor actually led to the escalation of World War II. On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration. The United States declared war on Japan and so entered World War II. In a speech to Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the bombing of Pearl Harbor "a date which will live in infamy.". Shortly afterwards, Germany also declared war on the United States.