December 6, 2017 | Event Schedule

ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Blackened Canteen Ceremony
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., USS Arizona Memorial

This ceremony is co-hosted by the Pacific Aviation Museum, National Park Service, and Dr. Hiroya Sugano, M.D. Dr. Hiroya Sugano, Director General of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, comes from Japan to conduct this annual commemoration of peace and reconciliation ceremony with a silent prayer and pouring of bourbon whiskey from a World War II-blackened canteen into the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor as an offering to the spirits of the fallen. The blackened canteen is a recovered relic from a B-29 bomber that collided with another B-29 over the city of Shizuoka, Japan in 1945. Twenty-three American airmen were killed. The American dead were buried among the Japanese citizens of Shizuoka who were killed during the bombing raid. The public is invited on a first-come, first-served basis by calling PAM event coordinator Gary Meyers, 808-282-6570, for reservations.

1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, HI 96818

U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Performance
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai

Enjoy a wonderful live military band performance at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai, playing a variety of patriotic and stirring melodies.

Under the operational control of the commander, United States Pacific Fleet, U.S. Pacific Fleet Band is dedicated to providing top quality musical support throughout a 100 million square mile area of responsibility for official functions, morale and retention programs, community outreach performances, and Navy recruiting initiatives.

Free, Open to the Public

1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, HI 96818

Freedom Bell Opening Ceremony and Bell Ringing
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

The Spirit of Liberty Foundation Freedom Bell returns to Pearl Harbor at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Following the ceremony, the public is invited to ring the Freedom Bell in memory of the service of a loved one. The bell will remain until Dec. 10. For additional information about the Spirit of Liberty Foundation and the Freedom Bell visit spiritoflibertyfoundation.com.

Free, Open to the Public

11 Arizona Memorial Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818


USS Utah Memorial Sunset Ceremony & Interment: Harry Hohstadt
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., USS Utah Memorial

The USS Utah Memorial Sunset Ceremony honors the loss of the USS Utah (AG-16) and 58 of her crew. The USS Utah was the first ship torpedoed in the attack on the Pacific Fleet. Struck by two torpedoes, the ship capsized and sank within 12 minutes. The ceremony will include the interment of USS Utah crewmember Harry Hohstadt. Ceremony is open to those possessing access with valid military, DoD, or DOI ID and their sponsored guests.

Free, Open to Those Possessing Base Access

USS Utah Memorial, Ford Island, Hawaii 96818

ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE