Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
Veterans and community members are invited to the USS KIDD Veterans Museum's Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, December 7. The observance will be held aboard the USS KIDD beginning at 11:55 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. The program is hosted by USS KIDD staff and volunteers. Members of local veterans organizations are expected to attend. On Sunday, December 7, 1941, just before 8:00 a.m. Hawaii Time, Imperial Japanese airplanes and submarines attacked the United States Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor and the 14th Pursuit Wing at Wheeler Army Airfield. More than 2400 American military personnel were killed in the attack. Among those lost were Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Sr., after whom the USS KIDD is named, and 46 native sons of Louisiana. The next day, America entered World War II.