Thursday, December 7, 2023

Remembering Pearl Harbor, 82 Years Later

On December 7, 1941 – 82 years ago today – the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor came under attack. When it was over, 2,403 service members and civilians were dead and another 1,178 injured, leading President Franklin D. Roosevelt to declare that it would forever be remembered as “a date which will live in infamy.”

What happened on that fateful Sunday morning 82 years ago is a stark reminder of the true cost of freedom. While very few Pearl Harbor survivors are still alive today, our nation remains forever grateful to all of them for their service and their sacrifices.


On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the Massachusetts House Republican Caucus joins with Americans everywhere to honor the memories of the many individuals who perished at Pearl Harbor more than eight decades ago. We also pray for the safety of the many active servicemen and servicewomen stationed around the world who continue to stand ready to defend our nation.