The Japanese attacked the United States without warning at 7:55am and lasted 110 mins until 9:45am. A total of 2,335 US servicemen were killed, 1,143 wounded, 65 cililians killed and 35 wounded. They attacked on a Sunday because they believed Americans would be more relaxed and less alert on a weekend.
There have been events going on everyday since Novermber 2 to remember this day. Todays events begin at 7:45am UTC. You can see a full list of the events here.
4:30 Opening Ceremony
6:00 Parade Begins
7:30 Closing Ceremony.
You may also support the commemoration by purchasing official merchandise such as hats and coins or donate helping with protection, research, preserving and passing on to future generations.
Where ever you are today, take some time to talk with your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends about what happened 75 years ago today.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
Philosopher George Santajana