Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony

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.

December 07 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
+ Add to calendar 2021-12-07 11:00:00 AM 2021-12-07 11:45:00 PM America/Mexico_City US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony 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.
Location: US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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 the Pearl Harbor 80th anniversary 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 of this day.

Throughout the day, we will also be commemorating Pearl Harbor and the American spirit through a series of student programs, book talks, veteran outreach, and more.

Required for event entry per City of New Orleans mandates:
Per City of New Orleans mandate, proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose) or a negative COVID-19 PCR/antigen test (taken within 72 hours) is required for entry to the Museum's food and beverage outlets, BB's Stage Door Canteen, private rentals, and public events. These requirements apply to everyone 12 years of age and older. When not actively eating or drinking, guests are encouraged but not required to wear a mask indoors.

Learn more about the full slate of events below.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All programs listed in Central Time

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Electronic Field Trip: The Path to Pearl Harbor
Online Only

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Knit Your Bit
U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
A Swinging Christmas with the Victory Belles
B.B.’s Stage Door Canteen

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Electronic Field Trip: The Path to Pearl Harbor
Online Only

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet the Author: Tower of Skulls with author Richard Frank
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ISWD Panel on Pearl Harbor
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Meet the Author: Bound by War with author Christopher Capozzola
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

For more information, contact Maggie Hartley, Assistant Director of Public Engagement, at maggie.hartley@nationalww2museum.org.