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Pearl Harbor Day

December 7th
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stephanie zweibel

on 7 December 2012

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Pearl Harbor Day
December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is on December 7. It is an American holiday to remember those Americans who were killed when Japanese military forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. The attack caused the U.S. to enter World War II. Although, Pearl Harbor was a major victory for the Japanese, they went on to lose the war.









Where is Pearl Harbor?


It is in Hawaii on the
island of Oahu.
Hawaii is in the
Pacific Ocean. What country attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?


Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
Three hundred and fifty-three Japanese planes took off from six aircraft carriers located in the Pacific Ocean. How many people died during the attack?


About 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were wounded. Only 65 Japanese servicemen were killed or wounded.
The Japanese won the battle. Who was President of the United States when Pearl Harbor was attacked?


Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president. He is also called FDR.
Roosevelt declared war on Japan the day after the attack.
He gave a famous speech in which he said December 7 was "a date which will live in infamy." Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?


The Japanese wanted to damage the U.S. Pacific Fleet so it couldn't be used against them when they attacked countries in Southeast Asia.

When World War II ended with the unconditional surrender of Japan, Emperor Hirohito focused on rebuilding his country. Under his leadership, Japan became a modern democracy and an industrial and technological success.









This is the USS Arizona Memorial. It is located in Pearl Harbor.
It is the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors who were killed during the Pearl Harbor attack.
More than one million people visit the memorial each year.
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