Friday, December 7, 2018

What is Pearl Harbor Day?

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Friday to you! I'm so ready for the weekend and then some.  Before all of that Christmas and Hanukkah celebration goes into full speed, here is a quick look back on today, and it's infamy in history.  Today, is Pearl Harbor day and we remember it in the United States with respect to the soldiers lost and the beginning of a war with flags at half mast.

What is Pearl Harbor Day?

Pearl Harbor Day, also known as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, is an annual observance of the lives lost in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. 
When Bill Clinton was President, he  declared Dec. 7, 1994, as the first National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day for the United States. This is a tremendous respect for the military and families of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives that day.

It is not a federal holiday with paid time off. Though the American flag is flown at half-staff until the sun sets in honor of those who died as a result of the surprise attack.

This was a catastrophic day and recently one family, finally had closure on the event. This is an excerpt from an article on today:

"The Dorr family had been waiting for Carl to come home from the Navy for 77 years. This week, he finally did.
About 15 relatives on Wednesday walked onto the tarmac of South Carolina's Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. They watched as a flag-draped coffin was lowered from the plane into a hearse.
"There was nothing but dead silence," Carl's 70-year-old nephew, Thomas Dorr, who lives in St. Johns, Florida, told CNN. "I knew that what I was experiencing was history."
Carl David Dorr, one of the 429 sailors and Marines killed on board the USS Oklahoma when it was sunk in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, will be laid to rest on Friday -- the attack's anniversary.

Join me in a YouTube live session today at 12:30 MST as I share my personal family history with this day.

 You can find these resources on Amazon to help you with your own opinion and experience of Pearl Harbor.

World War II Pearl Harbor: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 5)

World War II - Episode 06 - Pearl Harbor

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