Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

On December 7th, 1941, Japanese fighter pilots blindsided American forces in Hawaii in an attack that brought the United States into World War II. Each year this attack which cost thousands of lives is remembered at Pearl Harbor.

Leading up to Dec. 7, there are a number of events to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the coming days, there will be military band performances at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, special educational talks and model displays, as well as a number of commemoration services. For a full listing of events and information, please visit


kennedyMeet Keynote Speaker Professor David Kennedy

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Stanford professor David Kennedy will be holding a free, educational talk at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center on Friday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to learn from an extraordinary historian, writer, and expert in his field. If you are on Oahu, we encourage you to please join us in person at the Visitor Center. If you are unable to attend, a video recording of his talk will be aired via our live stream on Dec. 7, at 10 a.m.


kilo-pierNational Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The National Park Service and the United States Navy will co-host the 74th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. This year’s ceremony will be held at Kilo Pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy as the keynote speaker. The ceremony is open to the public.

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 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.

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