Valor, Sacrifice and Peace
Pearl Harbor Events is the official site for commemorating National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This year, for its 80th Commemoration, we are focusing on the heroic courage in the face of danger, the sacrifices made, and the long and difficult road to peace.
Please visit this website regularly for updates to the 80th Commemoration events.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Each year on December 7, Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Another 1,178 people were injured. Eight Navy battleships were among the 18 Naval ships either damaged or sunk. On Oahu military bases, 178 aircraft were destroyed.
December 7 was a catalyst that led to a changed world. The 80th Commemoration will tell the story of the multi-pronged attack across the Pacific and in particular the attack on Pearl Harbor. The goal of the commemoration is to ensure that future generations will understand the valor and legacy of those who perished and those who fought throughout the war. The commemoration also highlights the importance of the peace that brought reconciliation, a reconciliation that continues to move forward today in creating a better future for all.