December 7, 2016 | Event Schedule


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

The National Park Service and the United States Navy will co-host the 75th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This event is also supported by the City and County of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii and the Governor's Office, members of Hawaii's congressional delegation, and other branches of the U.S. military.

Due to strict security measures, guests are not allowed to bring handbags, purses, camera bags or other items that offer concealment to the ceremony. 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.

For Pearl Harbor Survivors and World War II Veterans:
The Navy would like to hear from Pearl Harbor Survivors and World War II veterans. Please contact the Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Office at or (808) 473-1173. Pearl Harbor Survivors and World War II veterans will receive an invitation to the commemoration ceremony and other events as available. Please provide a short biography (photo if possible) and the following: name, mailing address, telephone, and email address. If you have questions or special requests, please feel free to contact the Navy at the email or telephone number above.

Parking Information:
For the general public
Parking for the general public will be available at Aloha Stadium. The Aloha Stadium parking lot will open at 4:00 a.m. Shuttles will commence at 4:30 a.m. Entry into the Aloha Stadium parking areas can be accessed through Gate 3 & 4. This gate is located off Salt Lake Blvd. westbound adjacent to Kamehameha Highway.

You may arrive to this parking area by taking the H-1 freeway to the H-201 eastbound; take exit 1B and merge onto Kahuapaani St.; turn right at the traffic light onto Salt Lake Blvd. and arrive to the parking area Gate 3 & 4.

For invited guests
Invited guests may park in the vicinity of Kilo Piers on a first come, first-served basis. Reserved parking will be available only for Pearl Harbor Survivors/World War II Veterans (PHS/WWII) and Distinguished Visitors (DV) with proper PHS/WWII or DV parking passes found in their invitation. All other invited guests must park in general parking areas near Kilo Piers.

Note: The general public – without invitations or DOD ID – will be required to park at Aloha Stadium and board shuttle buses to the ceremony. The Aloha Stadium parking lot will open at 4:00 a.m. Shuttles will commence at 4:30 a.m.

Please Note:
Unlike in past years, people wishing to attend the Dec. 7 ceremony who do not have an invitation cannot just go directly to the ceremony. This includes DoD personnel who do not have an invitation. Members of the general public – who do not have invitations – are required to park at Aloha Stadium and board shuttle buses to the ceremony (first-come, first-served and limited space available) or to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Due to the large number of veterans and their families, as well as dignitaries and senior military and civilian leaders who plan to attend, seating for the general public will be extremely limited. Therefore, the public is encouraged to observe the ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or streaming online.

Live Stream Information:
The commemoration ceremony will be live streamed online and available through multiple websites and platforms. For more details, please click here.

Live Stream Available

Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 96860

Attack on Hickam Field Ceremony & Reception
7:50 a.m., Atterbury Circle, Hickam AFB

The ceremony is held at the same time as the ceremony at Pearl Harbor each year and is open to anyone with ID card access. Event is also open to the media.

Atterbury Circle, Hickam AFB

Annual Wreath Presentation
8 a.m., Marine Corps Base Hawaii Flagpole

Event details TBA.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, MCBH, HI 96734

Freedom Bell Ringing
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

Remember the service of loved ones to our country by ringing the Spirit of Liberty Foundation Freedom Bell at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. For additional information about the Spirit of Liberty Foundation and their Freedom Bell visit:

Free, Open to the Public

11 Arizona Memorial Dr., 96818

Public Tours of the USCGC Morgenthau
Noon to 4 p.m., Aloha Tower Pier 9

USCGC Morgenthau, a 378-foot-high endurance cutter, will be moored at Aloha Tower Pier 9 and providing free public tours from noon to 4 p.m. Please come by and tour the cutter and visit with Coast Guardsmen about what it's like to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard before viewing the Pearl Harbor Parade.

Additionally, the USCG Silent Drill Team will perform on Pier 9 in front of the Morgenthau at 2 p.m.

Free, Open to the Public

Aloha Tower Pier 9, 155 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813

75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band Performance
Noon to 1 p.m., Battleship Missouri Memorial

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Mass Band performance will feature over 1,000 student musicians paying respect, remembering, and never forgetting the tragedies of World War II by presenting the world, "A Gift of Music" via international webcast on December 7th, 2016.

Free, Open to the Public

Visitors wishing to tour the ship are required to purchase admission.

63 Cowpens St., Ford Island, 96818

Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Basketball Invitational
2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Bloch Arena

Using sports as a backdrop, FOX Sports will pay solemn tribute to our nation's joint military force while enlightening Americans about the world-altering events that occurred here in 1941 on "...a date which will live in infamy."

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, FS1 presents live coverage of Seton Hall vs. California at 2 p.m., followed by Princeton vs. Hawaii at 4:30 p.m.

Private Event, Live Broadcast Available

200-, 224 A Ave. Honolulu, HI 96818

USS Oklahoma Memorial Ceremony
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., USS Oklahoma Memorial, Ford Island

The USS Oklahoma ceremony commemorates the devastating loss of the ship and 429 of its crew members. That ship was torpedoed relentlessly and capsized within 14 minutes. She represents the second greatest loss of life of the ships struck at Pearl Harbor. Since the inception of the Memorial on Ford Island, the National Park Service has conducted on every Dec. 7 a special ceremony in the early afternoon of that honored day. The public is allowed to attend by using bus transportation made available from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

The live stream for this event can be accessed by clicking here.

Free, Open to the Public

Langley Ave., Ford Island

25th Infantry Division Commemoration Ceremony
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fort DeRussy

The 25th Infantry Division Commander will host a commemoration ceremony honoring the men and women of the United States Army serving on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield on December 7, 1941.

The live stream for this event can be accessed by clicking here.

Free, Open to the Public

Fort DeRussy Kalia Road, Waikiki, 96815

Double Interment Ceremony
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., USS Arizona Memorial

The interment ceremony, which takes place at the USS Arizona Memorial, is unique to the U.S. Navy in that the USS Arizona is the only ship that returns the cremated remains of a survivor who found himself aboard that ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Nearly 80 percent of the crew was wiped out when the forward magazines exploded and the ship then foundered in less than nine minutes. This special service invites the family members to participate in the ceremony in which the urn of the survivor is placed in the well of turret No. 4 by National Park Service and Navy divers. This year will be the first time in which two interments -- for John Anderson (Boatswain’s Mate, Second Class) and Clarendon Hetrick (Seaman, First Class) -- will take place. Their families, along with invited guests and dignitaries, will witness this rare commemoration honoring their service and dedication to the U.S. Navy and the battleship Arizona.

The live stream for this event can be accessed by clicking here.

1 Arizona Memorial Place, 96818

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade and Public Ceremony
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki

Please note that while the parade begins at 6:00 p.m. there are other activities scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

This parade honors the remaining Pearl Harbor Survivors as the Grand Marshals and honors and recognizes all veterans, active duty military, and their families. The parade begins at Ft. DeRussy, continues along Kalakaua Ave., and ends at Kapiolani Park.

Produced by Historic Programs, a national not-for-profit, whose mission is to ensure America's important history is never forgotten. They preserve our history by educating younger generations, so that future young people will always learn about America’s important past.

The History Channel is this year's presenting sponsor for the parade. The History Channel is producing a two-hour special about the Pearl Harbor Survivors coming back for the 75th anniversary and would like to include as many Survivors as possible. They are planning to send film crews to Survivors' home towns to interview them and share their stories with the world. The special will air in December just prior to the parade. The History Channel is also planning to film the Survivors in the parade as well. If you are a Survivor and would like to participate, please contact Earl Hurrey via email at or by phone at (480) 654-2010, extension 120.

For more information about the parade, please visit

Free, Open to the Public

Ft. DeRussy, Kalakaua Avenue, Kapiolani Park