Two-day Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Commemoration
Washington, D.C. — The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service are hosting a two-day Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Commemoration on December 6 and 7, 2016 at the World War II Memorial. The event is remembering and honoring those killed and wounded in December 7, 1941.
As part of the commemoration on December 7, more than 20 Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans will present wreaths at the Freedom Wall in remembrance of more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War II, including more than 2,400 who lost their lives in the attack 75 years ago. The Pearl Harbor Survivors and World War II veterans will be individually introduced during a pre-ceremony presentation at 12:30 p.m.
Senator John McCain ( R, AZ) will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. He will be joined by his his 104-year-old mother, Mrs. Roberta McCain. She will be presenting the United States of America wreath at the Memorial.
On Tuesday, December 6, the National Park Service said the Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted a very special candlelight vigil at the WWII Memorial in honor of the 2,403 men and women killed on Oahu, Hawaii 75 years ago.