Fireworks planned for 70th anniversary of end of WWII in Pacific

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

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National Park Service
News Release

 

HONOLULU — The National Park Service is opening the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center grounds, Aug. 15, as an alternate location for the public to view the world-class Nagaoka fireworks display planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific.

The fireworks display will be launched from Ford Island and is the culmination of “70 Years of Peace” events planned by the U.S. Navy, the City of Nagaoka, Japan, and the City and County of Honolulu. The events are intended to remember those who lost their lives in WWII and to extend a hand of friendship and peace

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will close temporarily at 5 p.m. and will re-open at 5:30 p.m. The fireworks will begin at 8 p.m.. Music for the fireworks will be broadcast live on radio station 105.1 KINE. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will close to the public after the fireworks show has ended, approximately 8:30 p.m.

70 Years of Peace

This event is free and open to the public. Strict security measures prohibit purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or other items that offer concealment. Visitors may bring cameras, cell phones and wallets, and are encouraged to pack lightly.

Picnic dinners are welcome; please plan to pack meals in clear plastic bags. Blankets and chairs are welcome, but umbrellas and alcohol are not.

For more information, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/70yearsofpeace.

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