SHIP:  
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MUSEUM:  
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SHIP:  
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MUSEUM:  
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 7, 2023

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

DATE
December 7, 2023

TIME
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION
USS Constitution Museum and USS Cassin Young

COST
FREE


Join us in remembrance of this somber day.

The National Parks of Boston will host a commemorative program at the USS Constitution Museum followed by a wreath-laying ceremony on the World War II-era destroyer USS Cassin Young to remember and honor those who perished in the December 7, 1941 attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. USS Cassin Young was named in honor of U.S. Naval Commander Cassin Young, who received honors for his actions during the Pearl Harbor attack. December marks the 80th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Cassin Young.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Program 
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This free three-part public program will be held in Charlestown Navy Yard starting at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and a speaking program at the USS Constitution Museum, followed by an outdoor ceremony beside USS Cassin Young, and concluding with warm beverages at the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center. Lunch is provided by the Mayor’s Office for Veterans’ Services and Boston Harbor Now is providing beverages. Ceremony speakers include National Parks of Boston Superintendent Michael Creasey, USS Constitution Commander Billie J. Farrell, USS Constitution Museum President & CEO Anne Grimes Rand, Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs Jon Santiago, and Boston Commissioner of Veterans’ Services Robert Santiago. State and city elected officials will be among the attendees, along with veterans and USS Cassin Young volunteers. The program will include the USS Constitution and Flying Leatherneck Honor Society Color Guards and rifle and cannon salutes from both USS Cassin Young and USS Constitution.

This program is free to the public. No registration is required.

Letters of Gratitude Write-a-Thon
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Museum to write a letter of encouragement and cheer to active-duty service members, their families, and U.S. Navy recruits. We’re currently writing for recruits at the U.S. Navy’s Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, who are staying at housing named for USS Constitution.


This event is an event presented by the National Parks of Boston with support from the Mayor’s Office for Veterans’ Services and Boston Harbor Now.