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Senator Daniel K. Inouye: 1924 - 2012

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Committee Salutes Senator Daniel K. Inouye.  Senator Inouye was a true patriot during his life of service to his country both during his military service and in his service representing the state of Hawaii in the United States Senate.

 
 
 

December 7, 1941 - A Day in Infamy

On a peaceful Sunday Morning on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, the United States was thrust into the war that they were trying to avoid.  At just before 8:00 AM nearly 200 Japanese planes attacked the Airfields at Pearl Harbor followed quickly by another wave of torpedo bombers that attacked the ships that were anchored there. A total of nine ships were sunk, including the USS Arizona, and 21 ships were severely damaged.  Over 2,300 Americans were killed in the attack and nearly 1,200 were injured.   

 

 

The theme of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade is "Remembering our past and celebrating our future. The purpose of the parade is to honor and pay respect to the Pearl Harbor Survivors, our veterans, active duty military and their families. The Military Order of the Purple Heart will symbolize all of the great heroes of military conflicts throughout our history. Your presence in the parade will pay tribute to the brave Sailors and Marines who gave their lives on December 7, 1941

         

Experiences from the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade


       
See the Video "Eternal Peace" about the internment ceremonies for veterans who ask to be buried with their Shipmates

Desert Ridge High School Marching Band, meets Governor Jan Brewer at the Arizona State Capitol Building.

Parents of participants of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade talk about the value of the parade experience.

 
Governor Abercrombie addresses Pearl Harbor Survivors and other participants during parade's opening Ceremony.

Michael Kessler from the Young Marines talks about their experience while participating in the Parade.

Drew Ross, Director of the Chantilly High School Marching Band talks about how honored they were to participate.

Earl Hurrey, retired member of the President's Own Marine Band talks about this opportunity for young bands.

Representing the Battleship Missouri, the S. Kitsap band directors talk about their invaluable experience.

The CH Flowers HS Band representing the USS Maryland and the state of Maryland share their experience

Pearl Harbor Survivor shares a great story with the Chantilly Band during their visit to Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor Parade Staff loading band equipment into a truck preparing for one band's performance during parade.

See the History Cannel's presentation, "USS Arizona Under Attack at Pearl Harbor."

Scott Burgener, Director of the Mountain View High School Band shares his thoughts about the parade

Tift County Blue Devil Brigade Marching Band Director, Rickey Savage talks about participating in the parade.

   
       

For more videos and experiences from the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, vist our YouTube Channel

PHMP Channel

 
 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade News


The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Committee salutes Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who passed away at the age of 88.

Governor Neil Abercrombie's letter of commendation to parade organizers, participants and military.

 

Military families are invited to participate in this year's Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade