Pearl Harbor Commemorative Ceremony
Founders Plaza

Early on December 7, 1941, citizens and servicemembers alike in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, faced terror as Japanese planes rained fire on the island in a stunning surprise attack. The assault quickly plunged the United States into a world-changing war. Each year, The National WWII Museum commemorates those who lost their lives on that fateful December day.

During this year’s commemorative ceremony, pay tribute to those who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, through a moving program that brings to life the enduring significance and legacy of this day, its heroic Medal of Honor actions, and its relevance today. In conjunction with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, learn more about the significance of the Medal of Honor from a recipient.

This event is in-person and will be held outdoors on Founder’s Plaza rain or shine. It will not be livestreamed, but a recording of the event will be made available on the Museum’s social media channels by mid-December.

Registration for the event is preferred, but not required. For more information, contact Jessica Saddler, Veteran & Military Engagement Specialist at

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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