Today Is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The Congress has designated December 7th of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  During this day we honor the more than 3500
Americans killed or wounded during that deadly attack and pay tribute to
the heroes whose courage ensured our Nation would recover from this
vicious blow. Their tenacity helped define the Greatest Generation and
their valor fortified all who served during World War II. As a Nation, we
look to December 7, 1941, to draw strength from the example set by these
patriots and to honor all who have sacrificed for our freedoms.
In observance of this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military
past and present with appropriate ceremonies and activities, President
Barack Obama encourages all Federal agencies and interested organizations,
groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff
today in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their
service at Pearl Harbor.