Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed annually on December 7 to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II on December 7, 1941. Flags around the nation are flown at half-staff on this day and it is a popular time to visit the World War II Memorial
in Washington DC. The President makes a speech encouraging all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Here are a few events in the nation's capital in honor of Pearl Harbor Day.
December Events in Washington, DC
- Navy Memorial - Pearl Harbor Day is recognized with a series of events, including a special "Authors on Deck" book lecture, official wreath laying ceremony and panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public. At 1:00 p.m. guests are invited for a wreath laying ceremony with the U.S. Navy Band and Ceremonial Guard on the Memorial's outdoor plaza.
- Honor Flight: A Lasting Tribute - At 6 p.m. at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, pay tribute to America's World War II veterans with a special event featuring a screening of the documentary film "Honor Flight." Tickets are free.
Monuments and Memorials in Washington, DC
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