Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony

Join us as we host the Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony will include a World War II Biplane flyover, a 48-star flag raising, wreath presentations, and more.

The ceremony will commence at 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 2022 at Wesley Bolin Plaza, located at 1700 W. Washington, outside near the USS Arizona Anchor.

Keynote Speech

U.S. Navy Admiral Jim Symonds

Rear Admiral James Symonds, USN, Retired, is a veteran of 35 years of service in the US Navy. He was a Naval Flight Officer and Naval Aviator with eighteen years of flying service in three operational A-6 Intruder squadrons with deployments on four different aircraft carriers. He commanded Attack Squadron ONE SIX FIVE at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He amassed 4,000 flight hours in the Intruder and over 1,000 carrier landings.

He completed Navy Nuclear Power training and was the Executive Officer of USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69). He commanded USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13), an amphibious ship, and USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, with a crew of over 3,000.

As a Flag Officer, he was first assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations Staff in Washington, DC, where he was the Director of Environmental Readiness (N45) for the Navy.

His last tour of duty was as Commander, Navy Region Northwest in Silverdale, WA. He led 3,000 Sailors and civilians providing strategic planning and daily operations at four major Navy installations in Washington state.

Rear Admiral Symonds is married to Jane MacDonald. They have a combined family of five children and three grandchildren. They reside in Chandler, AZ.

Pearl Harbor Day Wreath Layers

If you would like to participate in the wreath laying portion of the ceremony, please complete the form here to submit your request. We will contact you as soon as possible with the next steps.

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