Pearl Harbor Day honors the memory of the 2,403 Americans who were killed when Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On that fateful Sunday morning, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. Naval Station in Honolulu, Hawaii without a declaration of war. They sank two U.S. battleships and damaged five more. The blitzkrieg destroyed 188 aircrafts and damaged 159 more. It marked the entry of the U.S. into World War II as the country declared war on Japan.
Years after World War II ended, the memory of the attack still lingers. Pearl Harbor is commemorated with ceremonies in honor of the veterans who lost their life there. Memorials around the country stand as a testament of the troops’ sacrifices and bravery.
As we ponder the losses of the past, it is also important to remember the ongoing sacrifices of today’s active duty military personnel who continue to uphold our country’s freedom.
Hill Air Force Base
The State of Utah is a proud host to Hill Air Force Base, which is located south of Ogden, near Clearfield, Riverdale, West Haven, Sunset, and Layton. The base is home to the Air Force Materiel Command’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex.
On Pearl Harbor Day, the people of Utah will join the military personnel at Hill Air Force Base in remembering and honoring all those who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor and those who sacrificed their lives during World War II, as well as other wars fought by the United States.
We Honor Veterans
Hill Air Force Base is located close to the Layton and West Haven offices of Felt Family Dentistry. We honor the men and women of Hill Air Force Base who continually serve our country and uphold our democratic way of life. It is our honor to assist active duty military members as well as their families with their dental needs. We look forward to serving you in our Layton and West Haven offices.