Saturday, November 28, 2015

Events to commemorate 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor remembrance


Events to commemorate 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor remembrance

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. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and historian David Kennedy will give the principal addresses. 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.)
• 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.
• 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:
• A free special showing of the film “Tora! Tora! Tora” will be shown at an After Dark in the Park event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, theaters one and two. The film will be shown in its new director’s cut in high definition, which includes new footage added to the film.
• A live webinar will be held at 8 a.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) Dec. 1 online via Adobe Connect. The National World War II Museum and the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument will commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor through this special, live webinar.
• The Marine Forces Pacific Band will perform from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center lanai.
• The Air Force Band
• The Army 25th Infantry Division Military Band will perform from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center lanai.
• An Afternoon in the Park event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 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 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 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. Dec. 5 at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center lanai.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 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. Dec. 6 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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