National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed on Dec. 7 every year to honor and remember the more than 2,400 U.S. service members and civilians who lost their lives after Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor in 1941.

The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemoration event will begin at 7:45 a.m. HST (12:45 p.m. EST) at Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The event can be watched on the following websites –

1 Pearl Harbor Events website

2 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Facebook Page

3 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Twitter Page

4 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument YouTube Page

On the 77th anniversary of the attack, here are some quotes, sourced from Pearl Harbor Warbird and Brainy Quotes.

1. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt.

2. “You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terror. Victory however long and hard the road may be. For without victory there is no survival.” – Winston Churchill.

3. “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.” – Dwight Eisenhower.

4. “The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking. In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.” – Diane Watson.

5. “I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and overnight, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria." – George Takei.

6. “My father pulled into Pearl Harbor four days after the bombing, and he said, everything was still burning. He said they never told the public how bad it was. It was really bad.” – John Lasseter.

7. “Before the war, my parents were very proud people. They'd always talk about Japan and also about the samurai and things like that. Right after Pearl Harbor, they were just real quiet. They kept to themselves; they were afraid to talk about what could happen. I assume they knew that nothing good would come out of it.” – Fred Korematsu.

8. “Some calamities - the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 - have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America's Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known.” – George Will.