Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Remembrance Resources


80-G-K-13328

"Farewell to Thee." Following Hawaiian tradition, Sailors honor men killed during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu. The casualties had been buried on December 8. This ceremony took place sometime during the following months, possibly on Memorial Day, 31 May 1942. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (Photo no. 80-G-K-13328). Click image to download.

Remarks and Speeches

Remarks given by Secretary of the Navy for 70th anniversary ceremony (PDF download) 

Remarks given by Commanders of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (note that the 2014 remarks from Admiral Harris were to introduce a guest speaker)
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Published: Fri Dec 08 14:03:51 EST 2017