WWII Foundation presents Remember Pearl Harbor

WWII Foundation presents Remember Pearl Harbor

November 13, 2016 • 1:00 PM

Narrated by Tom Selleck

Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of football near Pearl Harbor. Others were sleeping in their barracks or aboard ships after a late night of partying in Honolulu.

An unlucky few were wiping the sleep from their eyes and reporting for duty aboard their ship anchored off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. Still others headed for adjacent Hickam Field or up north to Wheeler Field.

Ship decks were being washed, planes wiped down and hangars swept. It was just another day in paradise.

At 7:48 A.M. all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped their bombs and started firing their guns at stunned American soldiers and sailors. The United States had been violently thrown into World War II.

Every sailor, airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 has their own individual story of courage, fear, heroics or tragedy. No two stories from that day of infamy are the same.

From sailors on the U.S.S Arizona and West Virginia on Battleship Row to pilots at Hickam and Wheeler Fields, to young children who were waved at by Japanese pilots flying over their homes, the memories remain vivid to this day. These are some of their stories from December 7, 1941. They will always Remember Pearl Harbor.

Sneak Peek showing at Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Sunday November 13th, 2016 in recognition of all Rhode Islanders who have served.

Event held in Honor of USS Arizona survivor Raymond Haerry of Rhode Island.

  • Tickets are free for all Veterans and current Military Personnel with proper ID, and must be claimed in person. 
  • Tickets Info

    Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or at the PPAC Box Office located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Box Office Hours are M-F, 10A–5P; Sat 10A-2P. Summer hours are M-Th 10A-3P. The VETS on-site Box Office is only open on show days. Children under the age of six are not permitted to attend performances unless it is designated as a family show. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-2787 to see which shows are appropriate for younger children. All persons regardless of age are required to have a ticket for family shows. Ticket pricing subject to change without notice.

  • Price

    General Admission $13 (a $3 facility fee is included in all pricing; a $3 service fee will be applied to online and phone orders). Tickets are free for Veterans and Military Personnel with proper ID, and must be claimed in person.

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