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Pearl Harbor

74th Anniversary of the Attack

As the nation observes the 74th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the Defense Department honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives, and those who fought to preserve the nation's freedom.

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Screengrab of historic newspaper, headline: War! Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes

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Proclamation

"On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to the men, women, and children -- military and civilian -- who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, honor all who served in the wake of that infamous day, and recognize the sacrifices today's service members make to carry forward the inextinguishable torch of liberty for generations to come."

President Barack Obama,
Dec. 4, 2015
Proclamation

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