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The USS Halsey at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor

The sailors in this photo, taken during the 2016 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day observance, are aboard the USS Halsey in Pearl Harbor. The US Navy destroyer is named for Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr., who was designated ‘commander of all the ships at sea’ in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Halsey is one of just four US Navy officers to have earned the rank of Fleet Admiral. The USS Arizona Memorial is in the background. It marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941, and commemorates the events of that day.


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
U.S. Navy battleships at Pearl Harbor
U.S. Navy battleships at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 (l-r): USS West Virginia (BB-48) (sunk), USS Tennessee (BB-43) (damaged), and the USS Arizona (BB-39) (sunk).

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