75th Commemoration Event Schedule
June 25, 2016
For the most up-to-date information and full details of each event, please visit pearlharbor75thanniversary.com or call (877) 589-8898. All events are subject to change.
Friday, Dec. 2
USS Arizona Reunion Association Wreath Laying Ceremony, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl)
Saturday, Dec. 3
“For Love of Country—Pass It On” Opening Gala, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor: This annual fundraiser helps support the museum’s restoration and education programs. For more information, call (808) 441-1006.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Aerological Tower Dedication, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Escape to 1941: An Immersive Experience for Students, Pacific Historic Parks, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai
Remember Pearl Harbor Documentary Film Premiere, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, ticketed event, by invitation only. WWII Foundation’s one-hour documentary features interviews with six Pearl Harbor Survivors, including Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor, and is narrated by actor Tom Selleck. Attendees can meet USS Arizona survivors and Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams. For more information, call (808) 445-9069.
Night at the Museum: VIP Reception & Virtual Reality Premiere, Pacific Historic Parks, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Monday, Dec. 5
Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute, Hilton Hawaiian Village, ticketed event. This event will honor the World War II veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. Those units were made up primarily of Americans of Japanese ancestry, who answered the call to arms with unsurpassed service and sacrifice.
Evening with the Keynote Speaker, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Blackened Canteen Ceremony, USS Arizona Memorial. Private Ceremony. Co-hosted by the National Park Service (NPS) and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Dr. Hiroya Sugano has been conducting this act of reconciliation with the NPS at the USS Arizona Memorial for the last 20 years. Prayers will be extended for the dead and an offering of peace will be displayed by the pouring of whiskey from the canteen into the waters of Pearl Harbor.
8th Annual Ewa Field Battlefield Commemoration, Ewa Plain Battlefield: Ewa Mooring Mast Field was one of the first places attacked on Dec. 7, 1941 with Marine and civilian casualties.
Freedom Bell Opening Ceremony and Bell Ringing, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park: Welcome the Spirit of Liberty Foundation Freedom Bell to Pearl Harbor. Following the 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. opening ceremony, anyone may ring the Freedom Bell in memory of service of a loved/remembered one. The Bell will remain available until Dec. 10.
Interfaith Prayer Service, USS Arizona Memorial, private event
USS Utah Memorial Sunset Service, USS Utah Memorial, Ford Island, private event
75th Commemoration Pearl Harbor Survivors Gala Tribute, Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, Hilton Hawaiian Village, ticketed event
Wednesday, Dec. 7
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration, Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Live stream available. The NPS and the U.S. Navy will co-host the commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This event is also supported by the City & County of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii and the Governor’s Office, members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation and other branches of the U.S. military.
Attack on Hickam Field Ceremony & Reception, Atterbury Circle, Hickam Air Force Base
Brunch with Veterans, Officers’ Club Lanai, Hickam Air Force Base
75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band Performance, Battleship Missouri Memorial: More than 1,000 student musicians will be paying respect, remembering and never forgetting the tragedies of World War II by presenting the world “A Gift of Music” via webcast.
USS Oklahoma Memorial Ceremony, USS Oklahoma Memorial, Ford Island
25th Infantry Division Commemoration Ceremony, Fort DeRussy, private event
USS Arizona Interment Ceremony, USS Arizona Memorial, private ceremony. The NPS and the U.S. Navy will conduct the interment ceremony. Full military burial honors will be rendered by the U.S. Navy, and interment into the ship will be accomplished by the NPS Dive Team.
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, Waikiki: Produced by Historic Programs, 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 History Channel, the parade’s presenting sponsor, is producing a two-hour special about the Pearl Harbor Survivors coming back for the 75th anniversary and would like to include as many survivors as possible. It is sending film crews to survivors’ hometowns to interview them and share their stories. The special will air in December just prior to the parade. If you are a survivor and would like to participate, please call Earl Hurrey at (480) 654-2010 ext. 120.
Thursday, Dec. 8
Veterans and Active Duty Military & Families Celebration, Fort DeRussy, private event
Friday, Dec. 9
Righteous Revenge, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Local TV newscaster, actor and playwright Joe Moore will be joined by Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak for a reprise of Moore’s play, Righteous Revenge. This historical drama tells the true story of the heroic Doolittle Raid. The success of the mission lifted the spirit of the American people and became a legendary tale of World War II. For information or to purchase tickets, call (808) 447-1794.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Signature Concert “Inspiring the Future,” Aloha Stadium, ticketed event
Sunday, Dec. 11
Honolulu Marathon (Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future)
Free Ongoing Events
Military Band Performances
Dec. 1-6: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai
Movies on Waikiki Beach
Dec. 2 (U.S. Air Force theme), Dec. 4-5 (U.S. Navy theme, U.S. Army theme), and Dec. 8-9 (U.S. Marine Corps theme, U.S. Coast Guard theme), Waikiki Outdoor Theater
Dec. 6-10, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
For Survivors and World War II Veterans
If you are a Pearl Harbor Survivor or a World War II veteran planning on attending the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony at Kilo Pier, Pearl Harbor, the Navy would like to hear from you.
Please contact the Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 473-1173. Pearl Harbor Survivors and World War II veterans will receive an invitation to the commemoration ceremony and other events as available. Please provide a short biography (photo if possible) and the following: name, mailing address, telephone, and email address. If you have questions or special requests, please feel free to contact the Navy at the e-mail or telephone number above.