VFW Remembers Our Fallen at Pearl Harbor

We must all take a moment to honor and remember their service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Veterans of Foreign Wars solemnly honors the 2,403 men and women who died in the devastating attack Dec. 7, 1941.

View looking up Battleship Row on 7 December 1941, after the Japanese attack with USS Arizona in the center, burning furiouslyVFW National Commander William “Doc” Schmitz, along with VFW Auxiliary National President Peggy Haake, will travel to Pearl Harbor to lay a wreath in remembrance of the 2,008 sailors, 109 Marines, 218 soldiers, and 68 civilians we tragically lost without warning and without a declaration of war.

“December 7, 1941, remains one of the most-heartbreaking days in our history as a nation,” said Schmitz. “And while we suffered tragic loss that day, our nation stood in unity and quickly recovered.”

The VFW encourages Americans to take a moment this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to honor and remember their service, bravery and most importantly, their sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom.