Events to commemorate 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor remembrance

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
USS Arizona

USS Arizona


Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs
News Release

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The National Park Service and the Navy will co-host the 74th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., Monday, at Kilo Pier, here.

Historian David Kennedy will give the principal address.

Those with base access and their sponsored guests may enter through Nimitz or Makalapa Gate and may park in general parking areas near Kilo Pier. The general public is required to park at Aloha Stadium with free ADA shuttle transportation to Kilo Pier from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., with return shuttles to Aloha Stadium after the ceremony, from 10 a.m. to noon.

A live stream of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Commemoration will be held online from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 7. The live stream includes three live events with 10 hours of educational and historical programming and begins at 7 a.m. (Hawaii Standard Time.)



  • An Afternoon in the Park event will be held, 4-5 p.m., in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater. Guests can join Scott Pawlowski, chief of cultural resources, for an inside look into the new underwater world of 3-D scanning and photography of the sunken remains of the USS Arizona. The event will discuss a number of key cultural program highlights that occurred in 2015.
  • An After Dark in the Park event featuring an evening with Professor David Kennedy will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater. The event will include a book signing for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Freedom from Fear,” 7:15-8:45 p.m.



  • The Pacific Fleet Band will perform. 8:45-10 a.m. at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center lanai.
  • A free display, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center education building classroom. The local chapter of International Plastic Modelers Society will have a free public display of ships, planes and vehicles related to those used during the attack on Oahu and Pearl Harbor. The display continues Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.



  • An Ewa Mooring Mast Field Commemoration will begin at 10 a.m. at Ewa Field, across from the Hawaiian Railway Museum, West Oahu. Members of the local community and veterans will participate in the annual observance of the attack on Ewa Mooring Mast Field, which was defended by the Marines. The ceremony honors the Marines and civilians who were killed that day.


Additional Monday commemorations

  • 25th Infantry Division will host a commemoration ceremony at U.S. Army Museum, Fort DeRussy, at 3 p.m. The 25th ID and U.S. Army Hawaii commanding general, Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, will be the keynote speaker. Senior leaders will lay wreaths in honor of service members and the 25th ID Band will perform.
  • The 15th Wing will host a remembrance ceremony at the Atterbury Circle historic flagpole at 7:55 a.m. to honor the 189 killed and 303 wounded during the attacks at Hickam Field. The ceremony is open to those with base access.
  • The USS Arizona Memorial will operate on a special schedule throughout the day due to ongoing ceremonies. The first public program will begin at 11 a.m. with the last program at 2 p.m. Programs run every 15 minutes and include a 23-minute movie followed by a short boat ride and visit to the memorial.

Tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial programs are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis only from the Visitor Center Ticket and Information Counter. No reserved tickets will be available via Ticket distribution begins at 10 a.m. and will continue until tickets are depleted.

  • The USS Oklahoma Memorial ceremony on Ford Island, 1:30-2:30 p.m., will commemorate the loss of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and honor 429 of its crew.

Members of the public who wish 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.


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