Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring December 7, 2022, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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On this day 81 years ago, Imperial Japan launched an unprovoked attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor

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killing more than 2,400 American service members and civilians and destroying much of our nation’s Pacific Fleet

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This attack led President Roosevelt to call on Congress to declare an act of war the next day, stating December 7, 1941 would be a “date which will live in infamy.”

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As we mourn the lives of those we lost that fateful day, we remember those who defended Pearl Harbor – and all the courageous individuals who signed up to serve our country in battlefields across the globe.

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Each year, we are reminded of these immense sacrifices and all that we owe our service members who fight to defend the freedoms we cherish.

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On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, let us reflect on the meaning of sacrifice and heroism and pay solemn tribute to the American heroes

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who gave their lives to make the world more safe, free and just.

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