98 STAT. 1702
PUBLIC LAW 98-442—OCT. 3, 1984
Public Law 98-442 98th Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 3, 1984 THJ Res 3921
To designate December 7, 1984 as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" °^ ^^® occasion of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Whereas on the morning of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched an unprovoked surprise attack upon units of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Whereas over two thousand four hundred citizens of the United States were killed in action and almost one thousand two hundred were wounded in this attack; Whereas President Franklin Delano Roosevelt referred to the date of the attack as "a day that will live in infamy"; Whereas the attack on Pearl Harbor marked the entry of this Nation into World War 11; Whereas the people of the United States owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all members of our Armed Forces who served at Pearl Harbor, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and in all other theaters of action of that war; and Whereas the veterans of World War II and all other people of the United States will commemorate December 7, 1984 in remembrance of this tragic attack on Pearl Harbor: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That December 7, 1984, the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is designated as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States— (1) to observe this solemn occasion with appropriate ceremonies and activities; and (2) to pledge eternal vigilance and strong resolve to defend this Nation and its allies from all future aggression. Approved October 3, 1984.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 392: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Sept. 12, considered and passed House. Sept. 21, considered and passed Senate.