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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 9:15 am HST
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is the annual commemoration of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service 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.
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.
Notes for those wishing to visit Pearl Harbor on December 7th:
The public is required to park at Aloha Stadium and board shuttle buses to the ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center. Shuttle space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Details about parking are available at pearlharborevents.com.
Seating for the ceremony is limited. Additional seating will be available in the theater, where a live broadcast of the ceremony will be shown.
USS Arizona Memorial programs will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the visitor center. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 a.m. No reserved tickets will be available.
Visit the special Pearl Harbor section at www.hawaii.com/pearl-harbor.
(The infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is shown in this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo. The USS Arizona is pictured in flames after being hit. Photo: Paul Walsh.)
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