Pearl Harbor visitor site to be open for fireworks

(Via Star Advertiser)

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center grounds will be open the night of Aug. 15 to provide an alternate location for the public to view the Nagaoka fireworks display planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific, the National Park Service said.

The fireworks display on Ford Island is the culmination of “70 Years of Peace” events planned by the Navy; the city of Nagaoka, Japan; and the City and County of Honolulu. The events are intended to remember those who lost their lives in World War II and to extend a hand of friendship and peace, according to the park service.

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The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15, the park service said. The fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. Music for the fireworks will be broadcast live on radio station 105.1 KINE.

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will close to the public after the fireworks show has ended, at about 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Strict security measures prohibit purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or other items that offer concealment. Visitors may bring cameras, cellphones and wallets, and are encouraged to pack lightly.

Visitors may bring picnic food packed in clear plastic bags, the park service said. Also, blankets and chairs may be brought to the event, but umbrellas and alcohol are not permitted.


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