Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.
On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Every year, remembrance events are held at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, culminating in a commemoration ceremony on Dec. 7. To see photos of these events, please go to our Flickr page. To see videos of these events, please visit our YouTube page.
December 7, 2018
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2018.
- The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration is open to the public and will take place from 7:50 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
- USS Arizona Memorial programs will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 6:00 a.m. No reserved tickets will be available.
Please remember there are no bags allowed on site, but baggage storage is available for $5 per bag (any size).
For information on events and ceremonies taking place this year, please go to our official Pearl Harbor Events website or refer to our calendar. You can also check for updates and information on our Facebook page. High quality, public domain images from all events will be posted to our Flickr page, and videos will be posted to our YouTube channel. The main ceremony will also be live streamed. Please stay tuned for details.
December 7, 2017
- Watch the 76th Commemoration ceremony, recorded December 7, 2017.
- Watch the Award Ceremony for Joe George, a sailor aboard the USS Vestal on December 7, 1941. Joe saved the lives of six USS Arizona sailors, but he never received an award for his actions. For many years, the men he saved have fought to have him recognized. Joe passed away in 1996, but his daughter, Joe Ann Taylor, was presented with his Bronze Star Medal.
- Find photos of all the events from the week of December 7, 2017, to include the 76th Commemoration Ceremony, the USS Utah Ceremony, the Floral Tribute, and more.
December 7, 2016