Experience History: Join the Pearl Harbor Day Tribute at Patriots Point


Join the Charleston community today at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum for a poignant and free memorial service aboard the historic USS Yorktown this Thursday. This special event, organized in collaboration with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10624, is dedicated to honoring the 25 brave South Carolinians who lost their lives in the devastating 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Executive Director Allison Hunt emphasizes the significance of this gathering as a profound way to pay tribute to the fallen heroes. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attack that shook the world.

The Pearl Harbor attack claimed the lives of 2,403 individuals, predominantly U.S. service members, along with 68 civilians. The assault also saw the destruction and damage of over 300 U.S. aircraft and 19 Navy ships. This memorial service offers a moment for all of us to come together in solemn reflection and remembrance, honoring the sacrifices made on that historic day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with history and honor the legacy of those who gave their lives for our country. Everyone is welcome to join in this moment of remembrance and respect.