Pearl Harbor Remembrance To Highlight ‘Pathway to Reconciliation’

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National Park Service

Navy Region Hawaii and the National Park Service have scheduled a series of upcoming events to observe the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with the theme “Pathway to Reconciliation — From Engagement to Peace.” Events include:

• The National Park Service and the United States Navy will co-host the 74th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 7 at Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Historian David Kennedy will give the keynote 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. and with return shuttles to Aloha Stadium after the ceremony, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Due to strict security measures, guests are not allowed to bring handbags, purses, camera bags or other items that offer concealment to the ceremony. No bag storage will be available, so please plan accordingly. Small personal cameras, cell phones, wallets and bottled water are allowed.

A photo ID is required for all attendees.

For guests not able to attend the ceremony at Kilo Pier, a live stream of the ceremony will be available for viewing in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center theaters (7 to 9:30 a.m.) and online.

Pearl Harbor survivors or World War II veterans, contact the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs office for special arrangements or questions regarding the ceremony and access to Kilo Pier by calling 473-1173 or 473-2880 or via email at cnrh.pao@navy.mil.

• The 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.)

This will include the live and interactive 74th anniversary commemoration, with park educators and volunteers standing by to answer questions in a live chat, a live broadcast of the USS Oklahoma ceremony, and a special live broadcast from the USS Arizona Memorial as Pearl Harbor survivor Joseph Langdell is interred back in the ship. For a complete live stream schedule, visit the http:// www.pearlharborevents. com/live-stream/ site.

• The 15th Wing will host a remembrance ceremony at the Atterbury Circle historic flagpole at 7:55 a.m. Dec. 7 to honor the 189 killed and 303 wounded during the attacks at Hickam Field. The ceremony is open to those with base access and their sponsored guests.

• Due to ongoing ceremonies throughout the day, public programs on Dec. 7 to the USS Arizona Memorial will operate on a special schedule. 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 recreation.gov. Ticket distribution begins at 10 a.m. and will continue until tickets are depleted.

• A ceremony from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the USS Oklahoma Memorial on Ford Island will honor and commemorate the loss of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and 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.

Other events leading up to the Dec. 7 ceremonies include:

• The Army 25th Infantry Division Military Band will perform from 8:45 to 10 a.m. today at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center lanai.

• An Afternoon in the Park event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater. Guests can join Scott Pawlowski, chief of cultural re -sources, 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 to 7 p.m. today at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater. The event will include a book signing for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Freedom from Fear” from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

• The Pacific Fleet Band will perform from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center lanai.

• From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday 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.

• An Ewa Mooring Mast Field Commemoration will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday 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 U.S. Marines.

The ceremony honors those who were killed that day, both Marines and civilians.

For complete information, visit http://www. pearlharborevents.com.

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