VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor

The "day that will live in infamy" still resonates in the hearts and minds of Americans today

WASHINGTON — Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) encourages all Americans to pause and reflect on the attack 81 years ago that changed the course of history and brought together the nation to defend our sovereignty, confront tyranny and win back freedom around the world.

The Japanese attack resulted in more than 3,500 dead or wounded, and while it was a day of immense tragedy, it would also become a day which showcased America’s unbreakable spirit. The attack has come to stand as a testament to future generations that while our homeland may be attacked, our enemies will never defeat our republic or our way of life.

On this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the more than 1.5 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary ask everyone to take a moment to remember and be inspired by all who served and sacrificed.