SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The U.S. Army will host 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor ceremonies on Dec. 6th at Wheeler Army Airfield and Dec. 7th at Fort DeRussy.
The events hosted by the 25th Infantry Division will commemorate the bravery of service members and civilians that day, and remember the 2,390 service members and 49 civilians who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives on that tragic day.
The Wheeler Army Airfield ceremony begins at 9 a.m., Dec. 6, at Hanger 206, and includes a wreath laying and a static display of equipment. For reference, Wheeler Airfield was one of the first sites attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. This event is not open to the public.
The Fort DeRussy ceremony begins at 3 p.m., Dec. 7, on the lawn in front of the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, and includes a traditional Ha`a warrior dance; a wreath laying; and a ceremonial cannon salute. This event is free and open to the public.
Residents and visitors in the vicinity of Fort DeRussy can expect to hear the cannon salute using blank rounds between 3-3:30 p.m. as part of a Dec. 7 ceremony in honor of Army units here in Hawaii. It will last approximately two minutes.
Additionally, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event and museum are open to the public.