76 years ago, just before 8:00am Hawaiian time, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The surprise strike against the U.S Naval base took the lives of over 2,400 American soldiers and injured almost 1,200.

The attack led the U.S. into World War II on December 8, 1941.

The USS Arizona War Memorial marks the spot in Pearl Harbor where the attack took place. Over 2 million people visit the monument every year to pay their respects.

Here are 16 iconic images of December 7, 1941 to honor the men and women in uniform for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

16 Iconic Pearl Harbor Images