Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service
December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a free Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service aboard the USS Yorktown on Wednesday, December 7 at 11 a.m. to honor the 25 known South Carolinians who were killed during the 1941 Japanese attack.
The service, organized with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10624, will include a wreath-laying, tolling of a bell, and a traditional gun salute. Museum admission will be waived from 10 to 11 a.m. for the memorial service.
The Japanese used more than 350 aircraft during the hour-and-15-minute attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 2,403 people were killed in the attack, which includes 2,335 U.S. service members and 68 civilians. In total, more than 300 U.S. aircraft and 19 Navy ships were destroyed or damaged.