December 7, 2017 | Event Schedule
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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration
7:50 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lawn
The National Park Service and the United States Navy will co-host the 76th anniversary of the annual commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The ceremony will take place at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument’s Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Arizona Memorial Place.
This year's keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Twomey, the author of Countdown to Pearl Harbor. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1973, Twomey began a 14-year career at the Philadelphia Inquirer, during which he won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. He then worked at the Washington Post for 13 years as a reporter, an editor and a columnist. More recently, he has written for Smithsonian and other magazines, and has taught at the graduate journalism schools of New York University and the City University of New York.
The public is invited to attend the commemoration. Parking for the general public will be available at Aloha Stadium with free bus shuttles provided from the Aloha Stadium to the ceremony and back. More information will be provided when available. Due to strict security measures guests are not allowed to bring handbags, purses, camera bags or other items that offer concealment to the ceremony. Personal cameras are allowed.
Note: If you are a Pearl Harbor Survivor or World War II veteran, please contact the Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Office to receive an invitation and seating for the ceremony: (808) 473-3152, 473-1173, or 473-0664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 7th 76th Remembrance Ceremony
7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., Barbers Point Golf Course
The morning December 7, 1941, the balance of the 353 original Japanese planes flew down the coast of Oahu attacked the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe, and all the US Army forts along the southern coast of Oahu culminating with the attack of our fleet at Pearl Harbor. As the attack continued as the Japanese planes circled Pearl Harbor, they continued their attacks on the 49 planes at Ewa Marine Corps Station. At days end, 33 of the 49 aircrafts were destroyed and another 13 Marines wounded adding to the terrible cost of that faithful morning.
The Navy League of the United States, Honolulu Council and the Aloha Chapter of the Marine Corps League will be observing the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Ewa USMC Air Station at Barbers Point, honoring the Marines who fought and died there in the opening moments of the second world war.
Attack on Hickam Field Ceremony & Reception
7:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Atterbury Circle, Hickam AFB
The 15th Wing will host a remembrance ceremony at the Atterbury Circle historic flagpole on Hickam Field to honor the 189 killed and 303 wounded during the attacks. The ceremony is open to military and DoD ID card holders and their sponsored guests.
Dec. 7 Remembrance Ceremony
8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Marine Corps Base Hawaii will hosts the annual Kipper Ceremony to commemorate the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay. This year marks the 76th anniversary of that attack and will feature the United States Marine Forces, Pacific Band. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, 7 December 2017 starting at 8:00 AM. The ceremony's location is at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Flagpole, across Dewey Square. Parking is available across the street at the base library.
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., USS Arizona Memorial
Event details TBA.
Freedom Bell Opening Ceremony and Bell Ringing
Noon to 5 p.m., USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
The public is invited to ring the Freedom Bell from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 7. The bell is rung in honor of all men and women who have served, or are serving in the Armed Forces. The bell will remain until Dec. 10. For additional information about the Spirit of Liberty Foundation and their Freedom Bell, visit spiritoflibertyfoundation.com.
USS Oklahoma Memorial Ceremony
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., USS Oklahoma Memorial, Ford Island
This ceremony honors and commemorates the loss of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and 429 its crew. The USS Oklahoma was moored along Battleship Row and was hit by as many as 8 to 12 torpedoes during the attack. The ship’s portside was opened up by the salvo of torpedoes. The ship capsized 12 minutes after the first torpedo hit. Public wishing to attend the ceremony may catch a free shuttle departing every 15 minutes from the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, which is adjacent to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade and Public Ceremony
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki
This parade honors the remaining Pearl Harbor Survivors as the Grand Marshals and honors and recognizes all veterans, active duty military, and their families. The parade features military and government officials, marching bands and parade units from the U.S. Mainland and Hawaii. The parade begins at Ft. DeRussy, continues along Kalakaua Ave., and ends at Kapiolani Park. For more information, visit www.pearlharborparade.org.
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