NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Please join The National WWII Museum as we observe the 81st anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a public ceremony held on the Museum’s Founders Plaza. During the commemorative ceremony, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives on the “date which will live in infamy” through a moving program that brings to life the enduring significance and legacy of this day and its relevance today. 

The programming is in conjunction with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, who will join us for a flag raising and special announcement. Attendees will also learn more about the significance of the Medal of Honor from award Recipient Britt Kelly Slabinski, a retired US Navy Master Chief who served in the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan.

The Pearl Harbor attacks on the US Pacific Fleet on December 7, 1941, led to the United States’ Declaration of War on Japan and plunged the country into World War II. Killing more than 2,400 servicemembers, Japanese planes destroyed or damaged 19 US warships and 300 aircraft in less than 90 minutes.

This event is in-person and will be held outdoors on Founders Plaza. It will not be livestreamed, but a recording of the event will soon be made available on the Museum’s social media channels.

WHEN:                  Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:                The National WWII Museum 

                                945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130