This December marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, HI, wants to help you commemorate this historic occasion. Read on for some of the local events you can attend if you’re in the area:
7 Events Honoring The 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor
1. “For Love of Country—Pass It On” Opening Gala
On December 3, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will be hosting its annual fundraiser for the museum’s restoration and education programs. This year, the museum will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the event, which is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2. Ford Island Aerological Tower Dedication
On December 4 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will be dedicating its newly restored areas, including the aerological tower. This event is free and open to the public.
3. “Remember Pearl Harbor” Documentary Film Premiere
On December 4, you can watch the WWII Foundation’s Remember Pearl Harbor film for the first time. This one-hour documentary features the testimony of more than 10 eyewitnesses of the attack in December 1941, including the pilot who led the Japanese attack.
4. Blackened Canteen Youth Symposium
Although the Blackened Canteen Ceremony is a private event, you can join the youth symposium in the Pacific Aviation Museum Theater from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on December 6. Highlighted stories from the ceremony will commemorate the friendships forged from such a tragedy. President Obama’s sister Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng will moderate.
5. 108th Army Band Performance
No commemorative event is complete without a live military band performance. On December 8, your family can enjoy their favorite patriotic songs from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Hangar 37.
6. “Righteous Revenge”
Hosted by Joe Moore and Pat Sajak, Righteous Revenge is a historical drama written by Moore that explores the true story of the heroic Doolittle Raid on April 18, 1942. This event includes a reception and photo opportunities with the play’s stars.
7. Pearl Harbor Youth Day
If you’re visiting with children, don’t miss this special event on December 10. There will be plenty of activities for adults and young people of all ages, including historical exhibits created by local students, tours of the Museum, and a screening of the movie “Under the Blood Red Sun.” Stop by between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with your family.
Join Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, HI, in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor this year. Many of their scheduled events are free and open to the public, and you can check out the museum’s exhibits during your visit to historic Ford Island. Visit their website to learn more about the many WWII attractions housed at their museum.