The National WWII Museum Commemorates
77th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

WHAT: Seventy-seven years ago, the words, “Remember Pearl Harbor!” served as a rally cry for the entire country as the United States plunged into World War II following the surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. This year, we use the slogan once again to commemorate the events of that infamous day.

Featured guests include members of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors. The organization is comprised of descendants of military personnel who were stationed at Pearl Harbor and other military installations on the island of Oahu, territory of Hawaii, during the invasion.

Friday, December 7, 2018

11:30 a.m. Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony
12:00 p.m.Lagniappe Lecture - Jack Henkels presents 77 Years Ago: The Pearl Harbor Attack 

Park Ranger Jack Henkels, formerly of the USS Arizona Memorial, answers the burning questions that plagued the minds of Americans after the Pearl Harbor attacks—why did the Japanese attack? And why was America so caught off-guard?

WHERE: The National WWII Museum 
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Keith Darcey

Public Relations Manager
o: 504.528.1944 x488 c: 504.250.2929

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. The 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards ranks the Museum No. 3 in the nation and No. 8 in the world. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit


Keith M. Darcey
Public Relations Manager
The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Office: 504-528-1944 X 488
Cell: 504-250-2929