Additional events planned for 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day

U.S. Navy photo

U.S. Navy photo

National Park Service

Additional events have been planned in conjunction with the 73rd anniversary commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day which will be held Dec. 5 to 7. They are as follows:

Hawaii Pops Concert honoring USS Arizona Band, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Pacific Aviation Museum.

Table seating $95, general admission $45.

Join Hawaii Pops as they honor Band 22, the band of the USS Arizona. The performance will feature selections that were played in the Battle of Music on Dec. 6, 1941 and other selections of the era. Admission for Pearl Harbor survivors and Medal of Honor recipients is free. Tickets are available at or at the Honolulu box office at 550-8457.

USS Utah Sunset Ceremony and Interment, 5-6 p.m. Dec. 6, USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island.

Free admission—base access required.

Pearl Harbor survivors, military personnel and their sponsored guests are invited to attend a sunset ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island, honoring those lost aboard the USS Utah.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Anniversary Dinner Gala—”Destinations & Dreams,” 6:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Ford Island hangars.

General admission $250.

The annual fundraiser for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Capt. Chelsey B. Sullenberger will be this year’s guest speaker. Emcee for the evening will be actor, journalist and TV host David Hartman. Honoree of the evening is the museum’s past chairman of the board, Adm. Ronald J. Hays. The event will include cocktails, dinner, entertainment and prize opportunities to help support the museum’s restoration and education programs. Event will be hosted in the battlefield hangars of Ford Island. For ticket sales, visit or call 808-441-1006.

Hickam Field Ceremony, 7:55-9 a.m. Dec. 7, Atterbury Circle, JBPHH.

Free admission—base access required.

The 15th Wing will host the Dec. 7, 1941 remembrance ceremony at 7:55 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Atterbury Circle historic flag pole on the Hickam side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The event will honor the 189 killed and 303 wounded during the attacks. The ceremony is open to all military identification card holders, veterans, survivors of the attack, and guests of attending survivors. Base access is required. Attendees must be in place by 7:15 a.m.

Barbers Point Remembrance Ceremony, 7:45 a.m. Dec. 7, Barbers Point Golf Course.

Free admission.

The Aloha Chapter of the Marine Corps League and the Honolulu Council of the Navy League of the United States will observe the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack at Ewa Marine Corps Air Station to honor those Marines who fought and died there.

Blackened Canteen Ceremony, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 7.

Free admission with USS Arizona Memorial ticket.

Dr. Hiroya Sugano, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, will be here from Japan to conduct this annual commemoration of peace and reconciliation ceremony with a silent prayer and pouring whiskey from a World War II-blackened canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial as an offering to the spirits of the fallen. A roundtable discussion will follow at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Tickets will be available beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 7 at the USS Arizona Memorial ticket desk.

USS Oklahoma Memorial Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance on Ford Island, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

Free admission. Free shuttle to Ford Island departs every 15 minutes from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. from the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park shuttle stop.

The event will be hosted by the National Park Service in honor of those who served on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Oklahoma (BB-37) Memorial was officially dedicated on Dec. 7, 2007. The memorial is located on Ford Island near Fox-5 Pier next to the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

The Battleship Oklahoma was berthed along Ford Island on Dec. 7, 1941 and suffered the second greatest loss of life during the attack. The memorial includes 429 marble columns symbolizing each of the crew members who lost their lives on that fateful day. Public wishing to attend the ceremony can catch a free shuttle departing every 15 minutes from the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, which is adjacent to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7, Ft. DeRussy to Kapiolani Park.

Free admission.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade committee will host the Pearl Harbor Parade featuring Pearl Harbor survivors, military and government officials, and marching bands and parade units from the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.

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