‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz Remembers Pearl Harbor on 80th Anniversary: ‘Never Forget’

by Samantha Whidden

On Tuesday (December 7th), SEAL Team star David Boreanaz took to his Instagram account to remember those who perished in Pearl Harbor on the 80th anniversary of the attack. 

“Never Forget,” the SEAL Team castmate declared in the post, which features an image that has the famous Pearl Harbor speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It reads, “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. No matter how long it may take us to overcome, this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.”

The SEAL Team star also added one of the most well-known images of the Pearl Harbor attacks in his Instagram Stories, which was the sinking of the USS Arizona. According to the Pearl Harbor website, the USS Arizona was the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen who were perished during the attack. 

The USS Arizona was launched in June 1915. It was commissioned in October 1916. The naval ship was featured in James Cagney’s 1934 film Here Comes the Navy. In April 1940, the USS Arizona and the rest of the Pacific Fleet were transferred from California to Pearl Harbor. 

Following the Pearl Harbor attacks, the USS Arizona was decommissioned on December 29, 1941, after it was damaged beyond repair. The Navy did remove some parts of the ship for use. However, the wreck still remains at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1962, more than 20 years after the attack. 

‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz Gives His Younger Self Some Acting Advice After Nearly 30 Years in Hollywood 

During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, David Boreanaz reflected on the advice that he would give to his younger self about acting after nearly three decades in Hollywood. “Don’t go to the tea, stick with the good coffee. Stay at the right diner and then call it a day. And just be simple.”

The SEAL Team star also noted that it’s about the details. “All in the details,” he added. 

While continuing to chat with the media outlet, the SEAL Team castmate also shared his thoughts about the hit series moving to Paramount+. “The streaming format allows us just to do more. More action, more intense scenes. It just gives us that extra fabric of getting deeper into the character development. What these veterans and these characters struggle with. Whether it’s post-traumatic stress (PTS) or traumatic brain injury (TBI).”

In regards to his role in SEAL Team, Boreanaz goes on to add that he believes it’s a character is a blessing. “I’m so humbled to play a character that can show this.”