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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: December 7, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.165

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 10319—National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

“As we mark National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor the patriots who perished, commemorate the valor of all those who defended our Nation, and recommit ourselves to carrying forth the ensuing peace and reconciliation that brought a better future for our world. Today, we give thanks to the Greatest Generation, who guided our Nation through some of our darkest moments and laid the foundations of an international system that has transformed former adversaries into allies.”

Photo: Pearl Harbor

From U.S. Census Bureau History: Pearl Harbor:

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked the military installations in and around Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, HI. The 2-hour attack killed 103 civilians and 2,335 military personnel, including 2,008 Navy seamen (1,177 from the USS Arizona alone), 109 Marines, and 218 Army personnel. Japanese pilots and submariners damaged 19 ships and damaged or destroyed more than 300 aircraft. However, as devastating as the attack first appeared, only three ships—the USS Arizona (BB-39), Oklahoma (BB-37), and Utah (AG-16)—were complete losses.

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From the U.S. Census Bureau History Home Page Archives:

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Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates.

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Page Last Revised - November 30, 2022
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