Annual Dec 7th Ceremonies
Pearl Harbor’s ANNUAL DEC 7 CEREMONIES
Seating for the National Park Services’ Dec 7th ceremony is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to come early; gates open at 6 am. Even if the seats are full, do not worry; their sound system is so sophisticated and precise that you can hear the guest speakers no matter where you are in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
The Navy and Airforce always go all out for this Dec 7th ceremony. The Navy closes Ford Island bridge so it can be lifted, allowing numerous destroys and submarines to parade before the Dec 7th audience. The Navy also provides a couple of hundred sailors to set up, escort, and clean up after the event. The Airforce always has exciting military plane flyovers and does an exciting job for the audience.