Event Schedule

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, events are open to the public. Times listed are in Hawaii Standard Time.

 
Tora! Tora! Tora! After Dark in the Park
Date: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater, Theaters #1 & #2Tora! Tora! Tora!Join us for a free special showing of the acclaimed film Tora! Tora! Tora! in its new director’s cut in high definition which includes new footage added to the film. This remarkable motion picture was produced by 20th Century Fox and was filmed here in Hawaii and Japan. Following the showing, a group discussion on the making of this motion picture and its impact on the interpretation of the attack on Pearl Harbor will take place.

Note: Bookstore will be open until 8 p.m., with a 10% discount on the Tora! Tora! Tora! DVD for sale. The snack shop will be open through the film’s intermission.

 

Live Webinar
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. HST; noon CST
Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Join the National WWII Museum and the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor through this special, live webinar. Travel virtually to New Orleans, Louisiana, for behind the scenes access of the Museum’s newest gallery, Campaigns of Courage: Road to Tokyo, officially opening later in the month. Explore Pearl Harbor resources and artifacts that tell the story of the “day that will live in infamy.” Next students will venture to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for an up close encounter of the USS Arizona Memorial with National Park Service educators. Learn how the park remembers the historic anniversary every year and preserves the stories of the attack for visitors from across the globe. Hear firsthand testimony from a witness of the attack and discover how this one day forever changed our country’s history. Classrooms participating live will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Museum and Park Educators. Teachers will receive curriculum materials related to Pearl Harbor after registering. Space is limited.

 

Marine Forces Pacific Band Performance
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai

The National Park Service will introduce the Marine Forces Pacific Band by presenting a short interpretive program on the role of the U.S. Marine Corps during the attack. The attack sites include Ewa Mooring Mast Field, Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, and the ships and Marine Barracks at Pearl Harbor. Performance will follow.

 

Air Force Band of the Pacific Performance
Date: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai

The National Park Service will introduce the Air Force Band of the Pacific by presenting a short interpretive program on the role of the U.S. Army Air Force (Hawaiian Air Force) during the attack on Oahu with stories related to the attacks on Hickam, Wheeler and Bellows Fields. Performance will follow.

 

Army 25th Infantry Division Military Band Performance
Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai

The National Park Service will introduce the Army 25th Infantry Division Band by presenting a short interpretive program on the role of the U.S. Army during the attack on December 7th, relating key sites of conflict at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. Performance will follow.

 

Afternoon in the Park: Cultural Resources Year in Review
Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater

USS Arizona under waterJoin 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. We will share a number of key cultural program highlights that occurred in 2015.

 

After Dark in the Park: An Evening with Professor David Kennedy, December 7 Keynote Speaker
Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Book signing of Freedom from Fear
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. – Program
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater

freedom-from-fear-bookInside the Historian’s Library: This program will explore through interview the art and skill sets of writing and interpreting history. The program is modeled in the style of Inside the Actors Studio. Audience participation is welcome through a question and answer session. Join us for an exclusive insight into the writing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Great Depression and War, 1929-1945.

Note: Bookstore and snack shop will be open until 7 p.m.

 

International Plastic Modelers Society Pearl Harbor Model Display
Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m
Location: 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. Expert modelers will share the history and techniques used to build these scale model masterpieces.

 

Pacific Fleet Band Performance
Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai

The National Park Service will introduce the Pacific Fleet Band by presenting a short interpretative program on the role of the U.S. Navy during the attack on Oahu, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor, and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay. Performance will follow.

 

Blackened Canteen Ceremony
Date: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Time: 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Location: USS Arizona Memorial

15792521210_32bc5477d3_k-2This ceremony is co-hosted by the National Park Service and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Dr. Hiroya Sugano has been conducting this act of reconciliation with the National Park Service at the USS Arizona Memorial for the last 20 years. The blackened canteen is a recovered relic from a B-29 bomber that collided with another B-29 over the city of Shizuoka, Japan in 1945. Twenty-three American airmen were killed. The American dead were buried among the Japanese citizens of Shizuoka who were killed during the bombing raid. At the Memorial, prayers will be extended for the dead and an offering of peace will be displayed by the pouring of whiskey from the canteen into the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor.

Private ceremony – not open to the public

 

International Plastic Modelers Society Pearl Harbor Model Display
Date: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m
Location: 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. Expert modelers will share the history and techniques used to build these scale model masterpieces.

 

Ewa Mooring Mast Field Commemoration
Date: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Ewa Field, across from Hawaiian Railway Museum, West Oahu

Join members of the local community and veterans for 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.

 

USS Utah Memorial Sunset Service
Date: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: USS Utah Memorial – Ford Island

USS Utah Memorial Sunset Ceremony honors the loss of the USS Utah (AG-16) and 58 of her crew. The USS Utah was the first ship torpedoed in the attack on the Pacific Fleet. Struck by two torpedoes, she capsized and sank within 12 minutes. Ceremony is open to those with base access and their sponsored guests.

Private ceremony – not open to the public

 

USS Arizona Memorial Interfaith Prayer Service & Floral Tribute
Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 6:15 a.m.
Location: USS Arizona Memorial

The National Park Service and U.S. Navy will host an Interfaith Prayer Service and Floral Tribute aboard the USS Arizona Memorial with prayers offered by a military chaplain, Japan Religious Committee for World Federation, and other invited religious groups.

Private ceremony – not open to the public

 

Live Stream of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration
Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Online

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument invites you to join us on Dec. 7th as we live stream the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration, marking 74 years since the Pearl Harbor attack. The live stream includes three live events with 10 hours of educational and historical programming and begins at 7 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST). This will include the live and interactive 74th anniversary commemoration, with park educators and volunteers standing by to answer your questions in a live chat; a live broadcast of the USS Oklahoma Ceremony; and a very special live broadcast from the USS Arizona Memorial as Pearl Harbor Survivor Joseph Langdell is interred back to the ship. For a complete schedule, click here.

 

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Location: Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Flag raising on Arizona MemorialThe National Park Service and the United States Navy will co-host the 74th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This year’s ceremony will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy as the keynote speaker. Open to the public.

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.

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 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.) and online.

If you are a Pearl Harbor Survivor or World War II veteran, you may 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 (808) 473-1173 or 473-2880 or via email at cnrh.pao@navy.mil.

 

Hickam Field Remembrance Ceremony
Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 7:55 a.m.
Location: Atterbury Circle, Hickam Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

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

 

Limited Public Program Schedule for the USS Arizona Memorial
Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

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.

 

Ash Scattering in honor of Donald Show, USN
Date: Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: USS Utah Memorial, Ford Island

A private ash scattering ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial will be conducted by the U.S. Navy in honor of Don Show, who was a Petty Officer 3rd Class stationed aboard the light cruiser, USS Phoenix, at the time of the attack.

Private ceremony – not open to the public

 

USS Oklahoma Ceremony
Date: Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: USS Oklahoma Memorial – Ford Island

This ceremony honors and commemorates the loss of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and 429 of her crew. The USS Oklahoma was moored along Battleship Row and was hit by as many as 8 to 12 torpedoes during the attack. Her portside was opened up by the salvo of torpedoes, and she capsized 12 minutes after the first torpedo hit. Public wishing 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.

 

Interment Ceremony — Ensign Joe Langdell, USN
Date: Dec. 7, 2015
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: USS Arizona Memorial

The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy will conduct the interment of Joseph Langdell who was a young Ensign assigned to the USS Arizona. His family will be here to participate in the interment of his urn into the hull of the ship. Full military burial honors will be rendered to Ensign Langdell by the U.S. Navy and his interment into the ship will be accomplished by the National Park Service Dive Team.

Note: The interment will be available for viewing in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theaters on Monday, Dec. 7, commencing at 4 p.m. until 5 p.m., as well as online via our live stream.

Private ceremony – not open to the public

 

Live Dive Presentation
Date: Dec. 8, 2015
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater and Online via Adobe Connect

The National Park Service Education team is partnering with the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center to bring you another Live Dive presentation! Join World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument’s Chief of Cultural Resources Scott Pawlowski underwater on the USS Arizona. We will answer questions live from the theater audience and Facebook. New shipboard locations previously not shown will also be featured. Our goal is help you experience the wreck as it is today, illustrate life aboard the vessel in battle and peace, as well as understand the world-class science behind managing this hallowed ground for future generations.

The theater will open at 3:45 p.m. The dive will start at 4 p.m. Visitors can watch the live broadcast in the visitor center theater (150 walk-in seats), or online via Adobe Connect. There is plenty of free parking at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center. Please click here for more information or click here to register with Adobe Connect.