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Contact: Abby Wines, 808-422-3311
HONOLULU –The National Park Service is opening the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center grounds on the
night of Saturday, August 15, 2015 to provide an alternate location for the public to view the world-class Nagaoka fireworks display planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific.
The fireworks display will be launched from Ford Island and is the culmination of "70 Years of Peace" events planned by the U.S. Navy, City of Nagaoka (Japan), and the City and County of Honolulu. The events are intended to remember those who lost their lives in World War II and to extend a hand of friendship and peace. For more information, visit the event website: www.cnic.navy.mil/70yearsofpeace.
On Saturday, August 15, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will close temporarily at 5:00pm and will re-open at 5:30pm. The fireworks will begin at 8:00pm. Music for the fireworks will be broadcast live on radio station 105.1 KINE. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will close to the public after the fireworks show has ended, approximately 8:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Strict security measures prohibit purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or other items that offer concealment. Visitors may bring cameras, cell phones, and wallets and are encouraged to pack lightly. Picnic dinners are welcome; please plan to pack meals in clear plastic bags. Blankets and chairs are welcome, but umbrellas and alcohol are not.