Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Commemoration
Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Commemoration

We were honored to participate in the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 2011.  History records that 2,390 service members and 49 civilians were killed and the U.S. was dragged into World War II. We share our memories of the day via interactive panoramas here. 360 Virtual Tour Now it is time to remember, contemplate and learn. We were honored to be present at the 70th anniversary commemoration of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. For many of the frail Japanese and American veterans gathered here, this was a final milestone for those who survived the battle on Dec. 7, 1941. With most members in their 90s, the national Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, disbanded on Dec. 31. Consider, if youngest survivor at Pearl Harbor was 16, then hew would 87 now, and most sailors were older. The National Park Service and Navy Region Hawaii hosted the 70th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration on December 7, 2011 on the back lawn of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The venue looks directly out on the USS Arizona Memorial situated in Pearl Harbor, approximately half a mile away. The ceremony included military band music, morning colors, a traditional Hawaiian blessing,…

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