Remembering Dec. 7, 1941
The public is invited to commemorate those who lost their lives during the World War II attacks this weekend.
Here is a list of events:
• Hawaii Pops honors USS Arizona’s Band 22 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
The group will perform selections that were popular Dec. 6, 1941, as well as other tunes from the era.
Tickets cost $45 general admission and $95 for table seating, and can be purchased online at hawaiipops.com or by phone at 550-8457.
• Destinations & Dreams, the organization’s eighth-anniversary dinner gala, takes place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the battlefield hangars at Ford Island.
Special guest Capt. Chelsey B. Sullenberger will speak, and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s honoree of the evening will be chairman of the board Adm. Ronald J. Hays.
Guests also can expect cocktails, dinner, entertainment and prize opportunities.
Gala tickets cost $250 and help support the museum’s restoration and education programs.
Sponsor tables, ticket sales and more information are available online at pacificaviationmuseum.org.
• Dec. 7 marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Pacific Aviation Museum will host a blackened canteen ceremony hosted by Dr. Hiroya Sugano, director general of Zero Fighters Admirer’s Club.
At 11:30 a.m., Sugano will conduct a commemoration of peace and reconciliation ceremony with a silent prayer and by pouring bourbon whiskey from a WWII-blackened canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial.
Call 441-1006 for more information.
• A remembrance ceremony is slated for 7:55-9 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Atterbury Circle historic flag pole on Hickam Field, where the 15th Wing will honor the 189 killed and 303 wounded during the attacks.
Base access is required for this event, and those in attendance must by in place by 7:15 a.m.
Later in the day, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the National Park Service hosts a remembrance day for those who served aboard USS Oklahoma, which is now based on Ford Island.
The event is free, and shuttles run every 15 minutes. For more information, visit pacifichistoricparks.org.