Half-Staff Alert for December 7, 2017
This Applies to the Entire United States
for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 6, 2017


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President Trump's proclamation will appear here as soon as available. Please read history below.

USS California sinking in Pearl Harbor

On Sunday morning December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Naval service attacked Pearl Harbor
- 2403 Americans were killed
- 1178 Americans were injured
The day after the attack Pres. Franklin D Roosevelt declared war on the Empire of Japan

I sincerely hope that during this time of remembrance you will take a few minutes to review the history of Pearl Harbor and the events of World War II. Share this information with your children and other young people. It's also a wonderful time to make a special effort and thank a World War II veteran for their gallant effort. A perfect time to take a World War II veteran out to lunch. Such a small effort means so much to these heroes.

Thomas J D'Amico
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