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2008 Pearl Harbor Day in Hawaii

December 7, 2008 will be the 67th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. Here are some of the 2008 events taking place in Hawaii and other parts of the United States to honor and remember those who died during the attack.

Things Everyone Can Do on Pearl Harbor Day
- Observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. on December 7
- Contribute to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund
- Watch a Movie About Pearl Harbor
- Read a Book About Pearl Harbor
- Learn What It Was Like to Survive Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Day Events in Hawaii

USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony

The U.S. National Parks Service and the U.S. Navy will jointly host a memorial ceremony commemorating the 67th Anniversary of the attack at the Kilo Pier, a location about 1/2 mile from the USS Arizona Memorial that has direct views of the memorial The ceremony will take place on December 7, 2008 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and the them of this year's event is "Pacific War Memories: The Heroic Response to Pearl Harbor". The keynote speakers will be Doolittle Raider Thomas C. Griffin and U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Robert F. Willard. The ceremony will also feature the Pacific Fleet Band, morning colors, a Hawaiian blessing, a rifle salute by U.S. Marines, wreath observations, and the playing of "taps". A moment of silence will be observed at 7:55 a.m., which was the exact moment the attack began 67 years ago. The DDG0-93 destroyer ship USS Chung-Hoon will render honors to the USS Arizonaf and military aircraft will fly over the memorial in a "missing man" formation.
- National Parks Service Official Event Announcement
- Do Little Raider Will Speak at Pearl Harbor Rite

Barbers Point Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
There will be a Pearl Harbor Day Commemorative Ceremony at the Ewa Marine Corps Air Station (Ewa MCAS) on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Barber's Point Golf Course Club House and admission is free. For more information call 808-422-2771, extension 124.


Pearl Harbor DAy Events Outside Hawaii

Arkansas 2008 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Jonesboro Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony

California 2008 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Lighting of Mount Diablo Observation Deck Beacon

Maryland 2008 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Baltimore Maritime Museum Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Massachusetts 2008 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Nantucket Whaling Museum Pearl Harbor Day Event

Michigan 2008 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Great Lakes National Cemetary Pearl Harbor Memorial

Texas 2008 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- 67th Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Convention
- National Museum of the Pacific War

Washington DC 2008 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Wreath laying Ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial

Other
- Airman's Roll Call Remembers Pearl Harbor (PDF)

See also:
- Remembering Pearl Harbor Day in Hawaii
- Planning a Day in Pearl Harbor
- Other December Events in Hawaii



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