Graphic of a World War II veteran and a U.S. Navy Sailor saluting

The 75th commemoration of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and other U.S. military facilities on Oahu is an opportunity for us to honor the courage, service and sacrifice of the U.S. military personnel present during the attacks.

Just like the Sailors attacked on Dec. 7th, 1941, today’s U.S. Navy Sailors embody our four core attributes of toughness, accountability, integrity and initiative.

Continue to follow this blog as we share how our Sailors are honoring the past and inspiring the future.

To learn more about the history of the attack, check out Naval History and Heritage Command’s website and check out its Facebook page. Commemoration resources are also available on its website.

More than 100 WWII Veterans Arrive in Honolulu on Honor Flight
HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2016) Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Charping, of Charlotte, N.C., assigned to Navy Information Operation Command (NIOC), gets a hug from a World War II veteran arriving at Honolulu International Airport. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2016) Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Charping, of Charlotte, N.C., assigned to Navy Information Operation Command (NIOC), gets a hug from a World War II veteran arriving at Honolulu International Airport. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)

Past and present met when Sailors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam greeted more than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, when they arrived at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, for the upcoming 75th Pearl Harbor commemoration events throughout the island of Oahu.

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USS John C. Stennis Arrives in Hawaii for 75th Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 2, to participate in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events in Hawaii. Prior to arriving in Hawaii and after its departure, John C. Stennis conducted at-sea training to maintain and build technical and operational proficiency. Ongoing training is essential in ensuring U.S. warships remain capable, adaptive and able to carry out an array of missions around the world.

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Sailors Honor Fallen Pearl Harbor Heroes

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 2, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Smith, a Navy reservist from Frederick, Maryland, salutes Pearl Harbor survivor Donald Stratton during a ceremony to honor the fallen men of the Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Arizona at National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu. Stratton was a seaman first class when he escaped the burning wreckage of USS Arizona. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabrielle Joyner/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 2, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Smith, a Navy reservist from Frederick, Maryland, salutes Pearl Harbor survivor Donald Stratton during a ceremony to honor the fallen men of the Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Arizona at National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu. Stratton was a seaman first class when he escaped the burning wreckage of USS Arizona. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabrielle Joyner/Released)

During a wreath-laying ceremony at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu Dec. 2, USS Arizona survivors were joined by their families, service members and civilians to honor their fallen shipmates lost during the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Rain Provides Reflection during Pearl Harbor Survivor Memorial Service

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 1, 2016) A member of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremonial Guard presents Bob Bracci, honorary member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, with an ensign during an ash-scattering ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial for Pearl Harbor survivor Jack A. Stoeber. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabrielle Joyner/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 1, 2016) A member of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremonial Guard presents Bob Bracci, honorary member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, with an ensign during an ash-scattering ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial for Pearl Harbor survivor Jack A. Stoeber. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabrielle Joyner/Released)

Sailors and friends gathered at the USS Utah Memorial for an ash scattering ceremony honoring Pearl Harbor survivor Jack A. Stoeber at Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 1. Stoeber served as a carpenter’s mate and was stationed aboard the Dobbin-class destroyer tender USS Whitney (AD 4) during the attacks. He was supposed to be on leave to visit his uncle that day, but his plans changed and he stayed on the ship.

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