Let us not forget the tragic loss of American lives on the 7th of December, 1941. The day that Japan attacked the United States of America in Pearl Harbor.
Air Raid on Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory killing more than 2,300 Americans.
The brave men and women who were killed and wounded need to be remembered and honored. I give them thanks for their bravery and courage, for their service to us and our country. For the loss of life in protecting what we hold precious and dear.
December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Small boat rescues a seaman from the 31,800-ton USS West Virginia. Note the two men in the superstructure. The USS Tennessee is inboard. Office of War Information.
Thank you veterans of Pearl Harbor, both dead and alive! I salute you! God bless you and your families.