National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - December 7
Wed, Dec 7, 2022

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance is celebrated on December 7th in America. The date commemorates the horrific Japanese attack on the US Navy base. It was a typical December day, the Hawaiian Islands were beautiful weather, but in a second everything changed … The US military was embroiled in a war that they tried to avoid.


The Americans turned out to be insufficiently prepared for air strikes, because it happened at the most unexpected moment. There is information that special services broke the ciphers of the Japanese before the military attack, but they did not say anything about Hawaii. Some researchers believe that the command could underestimate the enemy. Japan dropped bombs and torpedoes on the fleet, continuous strikes sounded … They hoped that the United States would begin to rapidly withdraw ships from the zone, but this did not happen.

When 2 stages of air strikes were completed, help from other bases arrived at Pearl Harbor. The third stage was supposed to include an attack on the infrastructure, but in the end this did not happen. Strategically, Japan made a lot of mistakes, the whole world was talking about it. The losses of American soldiers amounted to 2,5 thousand people, while the enemy lost about 30 aircraft and 64 people. Following the attack, Roosevelt filed a request for a declaration of war with Congress, calling him the most cowardly in history.

Interesting facts

Curious moments about the battle:

  • Japan specifically scheduled strikes for Sunday, believing that US soldiers would be as relaxed as possible on the day off;
  • the enemy fleet covered 3500 miles and went unnoticed;
  • the attack lasted about two hours;
  • America officially entered World War II the next day.

How to celebrate

On National Day, learn more about the historical facts of the battle – watch documentaries or preserved interviews of the participants. Share the holiday with those around you and honor the memory of all those who were attacked without warning. Find out about events in your city and take part in them.

When is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day celebrated in 2022?

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed on December 7 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday December 7 2022
Thursday December 7 2023
Saturday December 7 2024
Sunday December 7 2025
Monday December 7 2026