The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
It was 71 years ago today that the United States was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. It marked the beginning of the United States involvement in World War II.
Every year that passes fewer survivors of the attack return to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial to pay their respects to their comrades who died on that "date that will live in infamy." In this special anniversary of the attack, the youngest of the survivors are approaching 90 years of age.
In honor of the 70th anniversary we offer four features about Pearl Harbor:
A Brief History of Pearl Harbor Prior to World War II
We look at the early history of Pearl Harbor and how the area became home to the United States Pacific Fleet in the years just prior to World War II.
Lest We Forget - December 7, 1941
We look at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and its aftermath in the Teritory of Hawaii. We then examine why we must remember what happened on December 7, 1941.
Pearl Harbor Historical Photos
A collection of historical photos taken immediately prior to, during and after the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Sunday, December 7, 1941 as well as a number of historical photos documenting the salvage efforts which followed the raid.
Visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
Hawaii's most popular tourist attraction has over 1,600,000 million visitors a year. We will help you plan your visit to this most solemn of places in Hawaii.