The Commonwealth’s Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony

The Commonwealth’s Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023 in the Shrine of Memory.

The ceremony is co-hosted by the Navy League of the United States, Richmond Council and the Virginia War Memorial.

The ceremony will include the presentation of wreaths in memory of the Virginians who died on the morning of December 7, 1941 and a reading of the names of all Virginians who were killed on that day. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 wounded during the surprise attack when the forces of Imperial Japan bombed the U.S. Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Our Virginians at War film Pearl Harbor, will be shown continuously in Reynolds Theater on December 7th.

Parking for this event is free and plentiful.

This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. It is held outdoors, so weather appropriate dress is encouraged.