75th Commemoration of the End of World War II
Salute Their Service, Honor Their Hope
The 2020 year marks the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II, a war that claimed the lives of over 405,000 U.S. military personnel.
America’s involvement in this global conflict began with the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and other sites across Oahu, and ended with the signing of the instrument of surrender on the decks of the USS Missouri. Decades later, Pearl Harbor remains a destination that inspires, educates and bonds us all.
The national 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II will bring together veterans, their families and all men and women who have served since that time together in tribute.
You are invited to take part in the commemoration of this historic event.
Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 29:
Welcome Dinner | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Sunday, August 30:
Film premiere with WWII Foundation | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Monday, August 31:
Formal Commemoration Banquet on the Pier | Battleship Missouri
Tuesday, September 1:
Commemoration public activities and programs | Battleship Missouri
Youth experience and International Exchange | Battleship Missouri
Wednesday, September 2:
Official Commemoration ceremony and veteran tribute | Battleship Missouri
It is with profound respect and appreciation that we “salute the service and honor the hope” that our Greatest Generation brought to a world at war.
If you are a Pearl Harbor Survivor, World War II Veteran or one of the brave service members who witnessed the Surrender Ceremony on board the USS Missouri, we’d be honored to hear from you. Please email RSVP@USSMissouri.org. We want to personally salute you for your service and invite you to be our special guests at our commemoration events.
Sponsorship Inquiries: Tony Vericella | firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Inquiries: Patti Freedman | Patti.email@example.com
Learn more about this historic event in our 75th Commemoration Brochure.