PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (KXAN) — On the fantail of the U.S.S. Missouri, the 75th World War II Commemoration Ceremony happened at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Guests of honor for the event included WWII veterans, and those who were witnesses to the end of the war. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guests at the site have been limited to those who currently live on the islands.
The pre-show, which includes music from the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps bands, started at 12:30 p.m. CDT with the ceremony officially beginning at 2:02 p.m. CDT.
Michael Carr, the president of the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial Association, served as the emcee of the three-hour ceremony.
There was an international wreath gathering ceremony recognizing nations who were part of the war, and also a missing man formation flyover.