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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration

December 7 @ 7:50 am - 9:15 am


The National Park Service and the United States Navy will host the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 78th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony to honor and remember the 2,390 American casualties lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu on December 7, 1941.

The ceremony will begin at 7:50 a.m. and take place on the Ceremonial Lawn at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Pearl Harbor survivors, WWII veterans, family members, and local dignitaries will be in attendance. The keynote speaker is TBD.

A moment of silence will be observed at 7:55 a.m., the exact moment the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. A ship will render pass-in-review honors to the USS Arizona and all Pearl Harbor Survivors. A missing man flyover conducted by the 199th Fighter Squadron, Hawai’i Air National Guard and the 19th Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force will follow.

Highlights of the ceremony will also include music by the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Band, a Hawaiian blessing, wreath presentations, a rifle salute by the U.S. Marine Corps, a vintage aircraft flyover, and Echo Taps in recognition of the men and women who survived the attack and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country on December 7, 1941.

Arrive early if you plan to attend in person. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will open at 6:00 a.m.

Note: If you are a Pearl Harbor Survivor or World War II veteran, please contact the Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Office at (808) 473-3152, (808) 473-1173, or (808) 473-0664 or email navyhawaiipublicaffairs@gmail.com.


This event will take place rain or shine on the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center’s Ceremonial Lawn: please wear appropriate footwear. Military are not obligated to be in uniform for this ceremony. Military members who choose to wear uniforms to the site are encouraged to wear Class B or better.

Live Broadcast

There are many ways to join the live broadcast of this event:

Pearlharborevents.com website
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Facebook Page
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Twitter Page
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument YouTube Page


Master of Ceremonies, Chief of Interpretation Jason Blount
Pearl Harbor National Memorial, National Park Service

Moment of Silence

Missing Man Flyover Formation
199th Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard
19th Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force

Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, and Hawaii Pono`i
Joint Service Color Guard, U.S. Pacific Command
Pacific Fleet Band

Military vessel

Hawaiian Blessing
Kahu Kamaki Kanahele, Kahu Helen O’Connor-Lewis, Kahu Kyle Chang and
Kakoo Michael Makani Tabura

Prayer for Peace
Reverend Tsunekiyo Tanaka
Japan Religious Committee for World Federation

Guest Speakers

Superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell
WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, National Park Service

Rear Admiral Brian Fort
Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific

Keynote Speaker

Admiral Phil Davidson
Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Service Wreath Presentations

Captain Brian Haley
Chaplain, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific

Rifle Salute
U.S. Marine Corps

Echo Taps & Postlude
Pacific Fleet Band

Vintage Aircraft Flyover

Wreath Donors

442nd Veterans Club, 442nd Legacy Center
The American Legion, National Commander
The American Legion Auxiliary, National Headquarters
Australian Consulate General
Battleship Missouri Memorial
City and County of Honolulu
City of Nagaoka
Consular Corps of Hawaii
Consulate General of Japan
Daughters of the American Revolution
Japan Religious Committee for World Federation
The Military Order of the Purple Heart
National Society Daughters of the American Colonists
Navy Musicians Association
New Zealand Consulate – General
Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association
Pacific Historic Parks
Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor
Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors
State of Arizona
State of Hawaii
U.S. Submarine Veterans
USS Missouri BB-63 Association (We Remember)
USS Nevada BB-36 Reunion Association
USS Oklahoma Family
Veterans of Foreign Wars


December 7
7:50 am - 9:15 am
Event Categories:


Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, 96818 United States


Pearl Harbor National Memorial
United States Navy