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2009 Pearl Harbor Day in Hawaii

December 7, 2009 will be the 68th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. Here are some of the 2009 events taking place in Hawaii and other parts of the United States to honor and remember those who died during the attack.

Pearl Harbor Day Events in Hawaii

USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony

The United States National Parks Service and the United States Navy will host joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Monday, December 7, 2009 on the Naval Station Pearl Harborís Kilo Pier, from 7:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will include music by the Pacific Fleet Band, morning colors, a Hawaiian blessing, a rifle salute by members of the U.S. Marine Corps, wreath presentations, echo taps and recognition of the men and women who survived that December 7, 1941, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. At 7:55 a.m. - the exact moment the Japanese attack began 68 years ago - a moment of silence will be observed. The USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) will render honors to the USS Arizona. Military aircraft will fly over the memorial in a "missing man" formation. The event is free of charge and the general public is invited to attend. The general public will be transported to the event on U.S. Navy shuttle boats on a first come first served basis, between 6:20 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. the visitors center will open at 5:30 a.m. For more information see
- NPS Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony

Barbers Point Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
In 2008 there was a ceremony the day before Pearl Harbor Day at the Ewa Marine Corps Air Station (Ewa MCAS) in the Barber's Point Golf Course Club House. Call 808-422-2771 if there will be another ceremony in 2009 and ask if the general public is invited.

Pearl Harbor Day Events Outside Hawaii

Arkansas 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
-Will there be a 2009 Jonesboro Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony?

California 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
LIGHTING THE The 75 foot tall Mount Diablo Aviation Beacon was built in 1928. That beacon was turned off on December 7, 1941, the day of the Pearl Harbor Attack on Pearl Harbor. It was never relit until 1964, when the Diablo Valley Pearl Harbor Survivors Association started lighting one day a year, on December 7, in a memorial ceremony for lives lost during the attack and the reminder of world war II. For more information see
- Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
- Mount Diablo State Park
- Mount Diablo State Park - Brochure and Map (PDF)

Maryland 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
-Will there be a 2009 Baltimore Maritime Museum Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event?

Massachusetts 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
-Will there be a 2009 Nantucket Whaling Museum Pearl Harbor Day Event?

Michigan 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Great Lakes National Cemetery Pearl Harbor Memorial

Tennessee 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
There will be a Pearl Harbor Rally at Veterans Plaza, in Overton Park, in Memphis Tennessee, the day before Pearl Harbor Day, on December 6, 2009, begriming at about 2:00 p.m. The rally will honor all veterans, and especially the veterans who survived the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The event is open to the general public and veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms to the rally. For information about Overton Park see
- Overton Park in Midtown Memphis

Texas 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- National Museum of the Pacific War

Washington DC 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Events
- Wreath laying Ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial

- Airman's Roll Call Remembers Pearl Harbor (PDF)
- 68th Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Convention

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

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