Many flags in the United States are at half-staff today after President Joe Biden urged federal agencies and communities across the country to lower them for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Thursday, Dec. 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the attack in Hawaii that began the U.S.’s involvement in World War II.
On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese military initiated a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack resulted in the deaths of thousands of service members and civilians, over a thousand injuries, the sinking of American ships and destruction of aircraft.
The next day, the U.S. declared war on Japan and entered World War II.
In the last 82 years, Pearl Harbor has not been forgotten.