American Airlines is sponsoring a historic 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight. This exclusive round-trip airbus charter from Los Angeles, Calif. to Honolulu will depart at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and land at 12:30 p.m. Hawaii time. The flight will host approximately 120 Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans and their companions on their way to attend the 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration on the island of Oahu.
“Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans are among our nation’s bravest heroes and we are proud to provide a special honor flight to the 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration,” said David Seymour, Senior Vice President, Integrated Operations at American and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. “Our long-standing commitment to veterans and their families is steadfast and is demonstrated by the thousands of hours of volunteer time our employees donate every year to causes like these that are so close to our hearts. We are truly honored to participate in this incredible event where our nation’s heroes will be celebrated for their courage and commitment to our country.”
In addition to the Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans and companions, actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise will be traveling to Honolulu on the 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight. Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will be performing live on Dec. 5th for a free “Honor. Gratitude. Rock & Roll” concert prior to that evening’s “Movie on the Beach.” For over 30 years, Gary Sinise has been an advocate of America’s service members. The Lt. Dan Band is just one of the many Gary Sinise Foundation programs in place to honor our heroes. The Foundation is proudly sponsoring the Dec. 5th performance.
Centered around Dec. 7th, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the 75th Commemoration will focus the world’s attention on Hawaii and provide a unique opportunity for visitors to experience events and memorials dedicated to USS Utah, USS Oklahoma, and the USS Arizona. A reception to honor Japanese American Veterans; Remember Pearl Harbor documentary premiere; “December 7th Remembered” gala tribute; Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade; keynote speakers; live musical performances; five nights of Movies on Waikiki Beach and a world-class live concert are also planned.