December 7th, 1941. Pearl Harbor Day.
Never forget all those that lost their lives.
Japanese forces attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on that day – prompting America under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter World War II.
Of the roughly 84,000 servicemen and women stationed at Pearl Harbor the day the Japanese attacked, about 2,000 are still alive.
Every week, more pass away. Please help pass on the importance of the day.
The USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in the December 7th attack, still holds the bodies of more than 900 of about 1,177 men who died on the battleship.
Ashes of 38 survivors are interred there.
More than 16,000,000 Americans served in the Second World War; under 2 million are alive today, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
An average of 555 pass away each day. At this rate by 2036 there will not be a single World War II veteran alive.