In accordance with Public Law 103-308 President Biden issued a proclamation for the American flag to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, December 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The official proclamation is posted at:
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked our forces at Pearl Harbor and other locations in Hawaii, taking the lives of 2,403 service members and civilians and leading the United States to declare its entrance into World War II. It was a day that still lives in infamy 81 years later.
Each year we honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That day changed the course of American and world history. Pearl Harbor touched many lives, both military and civilian. Although decades have passed since that ill-fated day in December of 1941, it remains as important today as it was over 81 years ago. May God bless our Pearl Harbor survivors, our World War II Veterans and the ‘Greatest Generation.’