Pearl Harbor Anniversary

Join us to mark the 77th anniversary of “the date which will live in infamy.”

December 07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn More + Add to calendar 2018-12-07 11:30:00 AM 2018-12-07 1:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Pearl Harbor Anniversary Join us to mark the 77th anniversary of “the date which will live in infamy.”
Location: 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

"Remember Pearl Harbor!" Those three words serve once again as a call to action as Americans commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The air and submarine assault on the US fleet by the naval forces of the Empire of Japan plunged America headlong into World War II. A country where citizens had been sharply divided about entering the war now resolved to mount a massive retaliation. Soon thereafter, Germany declared war on the United States.

Schedule of events:

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Join us as we remember the attack on Pearl Harbor.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lagniappe Lecture
Jack Henkels presents "77 Years Ago: The Pearl Harbor Attack"
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Seventy-seven years ago, a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor launched the United States into World War II. Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? Why was the United States caught off guard? These and other questions will be answered by Park Ranger Jack Henkels, formerly of the USS Arizona Memorial.

All events are free and open to the public.