Services will be limited at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites on Dec. 27 due to the anticipated visit by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Japan.
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
The winners in Partners in Preservation: National Parks are Yellowstone National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Everglades National Park, Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park.
National Park Service officials mistakenly allowed an historic building used as housing for World War II soldiers in Hawaii to be razed and replaced with a replica, according to the superintendent of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
Visitors hoping to board the USS Arizona Memorial at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Hawaii will this summer want to avoid June 13-26, when the dock will be dismantled, removed, and replaced.
The annual Pearl Harbor Holiday Festival of Lights at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument featuring decoratively lit ships and submarines will be on display through Dec. 25. Public tours by boat in the harbor will be conducted Dec. 17 and 18.
A loosely run system for distributing free tour tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial that had "ample opportunities for abuse" is being addressed by National Park Service personnel to ensure walk-up visitors aren't locked out of the tours.
Even today, more than seven decades after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the number of sailors interred in the USS Arizona continues to grow as veterans of the battle have asked in their final wishes to be returned to the ship to spend eternity with their shipmates.
This Memorial Day marks the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Perhaps surprisingly, the white landmark that straddles the sunken battleship debuted 22 years after the war—on Memorial Day 1962. Here's why it ranks as one of the most moving experiences to be had on National Park Service property.
At Pearl Harbor, the dedication of a new $56 million visitor center highlights today's commemoration of the 69th Anniversary of the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack that plunged America into World War II.