80th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attacks

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

By: Logan Antio

Editor: Grace Pilkay

Senior Editor: Brianna Madison



The Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941. This started when the Japanese Navy ordered six aircraft carriers with 414 planes to sail toward Hawaii. At 6:00 a.m on Sunday, December 7, Japanese planes lifted off from the carriers followed by another wave an hour later, and began attacking the U.S Pacific Fleet. The attacks resulted in the United States declaration of war against Japan, entering the U.S into World War II. More than 1,000 people were wounded, and over 2,400 people were killed, including 2,008 Navy sailors, 109 Marines, 218 Army service members, and 68 civilians, all within 90 minutes. During the attacks, nearly 20 U.S warships and 300 aircraft were crippled or destroyed. The repairs cost around 2.1 Million dollars.

This year's celebration theme of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Valor, Sacrifice, and Peace. To remember this event, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans has opened an exhibit called Infamy: Pearl Harbor remembered. The event will also be commemorated with a ceremony on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Don and Ann Davis Park. During the brief commemoration, survivors of the attack will be honored. Smithsonian Journeys is doing 6-day tours of Hawaii to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The Annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade will also feature the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor in its opening ceremony.

The parade can be viewed at Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade December 7th Waikiki Hawaii at 9:00 p.m Eastern time for the ceremony and 11:00 p.m for the parade.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s declaration of war on Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK8gYGg0dkE

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