Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
November 19, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. offered a wreath to honor the fallen service members during the attack on Pearl Harbor in a ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial in Oahu, Hawaii.

The USS Arizona Memorial is situated above the sunken remains of the USS Arizona Battleship, which sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

During the attack, the Philippines was a territory of the United States of America (USA), and a significant number of Filipinos served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Army and Navy. Moreover, numerous Filipinos were assigned to different ships and military installations at Pearl Harbor.

The attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in an overall death toll of 2,403, including 68 civilians and 2,335 military personnel. This figure includes individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds, among them Filipinos.

The USS Arizona Memorial is part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which encompasses several historical sites related to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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