|National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
||7 December 2018
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the
United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise
attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
On August 23, 1994, the
Pub.L. 103–308, 108
1169, designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
 On November 29, President
Bill Clinton issued a proclamation declaring December 7, 1994 the first National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
 It became
§ 129 (Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies) of the
United States Code.
On Pearl Harbor Day, the
American flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii.
 Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday – government offices, schools, and businesses do not close. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.