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MVRC observes Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

75 years ago today the Japanese fleet launched a coordinated attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the attacks will be attended by Pearl Harbor survivors and WW II veterans. Speakers will include Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and author and military historian Ian Toll.

Today’s events will include a wreath presentation, a parade, a memorial concert and more. A detailed list of events appears below.

  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration: 7:45 a.m. HST (12:45 p.m. EST)  to 9:15 a.m. HST (2.15 p.m. EST)  at Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
  • Attack on Hickam Field Ceremony and Reception: 7:50 a.m. HST at Atterbury Circle, Hickam AFB
  • Annual Wreath Presentation: 8 a.m. HST at Marine Corps Base Hawaii
  • Freedom Bell Ringing: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. HST at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
  • Public Tours of the USCGC Morgenthau: Noon – 4 p.m. HST at Aloha Tower Pier 9
  • 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band Performance: Noon -1 p.m. HST at Battleship Missouri Memorial
  • Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Basketball Invitational – Seton Hall vs. California, Princeton vs. Hawaii: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. HST at Bloch Arena
  • USS Oklahoma Memorial Ceremony: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. HST at USS Oklahoma Memorial, Ford Island
  • 25th Infantry Division Commemoration Ceremony: 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. HST at Fort DeRussy
  • Double Interment Ceremony: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. HST at USS Arizona Memorial
  • Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade and Public Ceremony: 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. HST at Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki

Watch a live stream of today’s events on the U.S.Navy blog.

More about the attacks and the anniversary.

Pearl Harbor Veterans Reflect On How America’s Wars Have Changed Since 1941 (Task & Purpose)

How Pearl Harbor Shaped the Modern World (New York Times)

Southwest Ohio vet who survived Pearl Harbor: Freedom isn’t free (Springfield News Sun)

For Butler County WWII veterans, Pearl Harbor closer than 75 years ago (Journal-News)