Don’t Forget Pearl Harbor

December 7th was the day in 1941 that Japan attacked the American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In remembrance of the more than 2,400 Americans who were killed and the more than 1,100 who were wounded, the United States Congress designated December 7th as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Five Great Ways to Acknowledge the Day:

1. Check out some fabulous novels taking place in and around Pearl Harbor during World War II or brush up on your history by reading some excellent non-fiction accounts of the event.

2. Don’t forget the little ones.  Make sure the day lives on by checking out these titles to share with your children or grandchildren.

3. Visit the National Park Service’s page on the USS Arizona and view archival photographs and read firsthand stories of the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

4. Fly the American flag at half-staff until sunset to honor the memory of those who died during the attack.

5. Curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch some great movies which dramatize the events of December 7th, 1941.


 Photo Credit: “Corner of Montgomery and Market Streets, Monday morning, December 8, 1941, after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. San Francisco, California” by John Collier on Library of Congress Website

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