JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – This year’s 72nd anniversaryremembrance ceremony for the December 7, 1941, attacks on Hickam Field will be attended by four December 7survivors and a host of family members of those killed in action or deceased, including Tech. Sgt. Andrew Shepherd, an active-duty member assigned to the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here whose grandfather survived the attack on Hickam Field.
In observance of its historical past, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on Hickam Field at the flagpole in Atterbury Circle, a site which still boasts the original bullet holes and strafing marks from the attack.
The ceremony will start at 7:55 a.m., the approximate time the attacks that claimed the lives of 190 Airmen and Civilians on Hickam Field began.
Submitted by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam