On Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The military strike killed 2,403 Americans, left 1,178 others wounded, destroyed 188 U.S. aircrafts and prompted the U.S. to enter World War II.
Now, 75 years later, the attack on Pearl Harbor is being remembered in New York City aboard the USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier that participated in several Pacific Theater campaigns during the war. It has long been berthed in the Hudson River at Pier 86, at 12th Avenue and West 46th Street in Manhattan.
Wednesday’s remembrance events will kick off with a wreath-laying ceremony that begins at 11 a.m. on the vessel, now known as the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Following remarks by the museum’s president, Susan Marenoff-Zausner, former crewmembers of the Intrepid will lay a wreath on the Hudson River.
Starting at 12:45 p.m., a live broadcast of the National Park Service’s commemoration at Hawaii’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will be shown in the Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater.
A 20-minute tour guide talk, “Stories from Pearl Harbor,” will begin at 1 p.m. and will cover Pearl Harbor’s myths, heroes and legacy.
Entrance to the Pearl Harbor remembrance events is free with museum admission.
Through a partnership with Bank of America, all U.S. veterans and active and retired military will be admitted free.