Commemoration set for 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

A collection of more than 50 events planned for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor will begin Dec. 1.

The schedule will include a traditional collection of ceremonial remembrances at key historical sites tied to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack by the Japanese, but organizers have also planned a number of festive components.

An array of live music will be a part of this year's expanded commemoration along with documentary film premieres, a block party, after-dark museum receptions, a parade and a number of movie screenings on the beach in Waikiki.

Garth Brooks will perform for the first time in Hawaii as part of the commemoration, teaming up with Trisha Yearwood for shows on Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Gary Sinise will also perform with the Lt. Dan Band on Dec. 5 in Waikiki on the beach before a screening of "From Here to Eternity."

Meanwhile, Tom Hanks may be a speaker at the commemoration, according to a Nov. 16 Pacific Business News Report, and talk of President Obama and First Lady Michelle attending has been rumored for months now.

For a full schedule of events, click here.
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