Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is now a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, was the immediate cause of the United States’ entry into World War II.
What to do on Pearl Harbor Day
- Learn about what happened on this day
- Show appreciation towards veterans and service people (see this link for ideas: 8 ways to express appreciation on Veterans Day)