Pearl Harbor Remembrance & Flag Retirement Day – Sunday 12/4

Chambers Hautman Budde

American Legion Post 534

4618 River Rd, Cincinnati Ohio 45204

 (513) 914-5007


The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will join and participate with the American Legion Post 534 for this terrific and moving event honoring the fallen at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Hawaii

The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor Hawaii

We would be honored with your presence at this ceremony.

On the 1st Sunday in December every year Chamber Hautman Budde American Legion Post 534 holds a Pearl Harbor Remembrance. This is the 68th annual event.

In 2022, this day is Sunday December 4th.

The days events include:

  • 9:00 AM – please come gather and enjoy coffee and donuts.
  • 10:30 AM – we hold a Flag Retirement at 10:30.  Please bring any tired and tattered flags you would like properly retired.
  • 11:30 AM – we head down to the Anderson Ferry to the waterfront
  • 11:55 AM – we march and board the Anderson Ferry at 11:55.  From there we have a 3rd musket volley and the sounding of Taps on the ferry.  This process is repeated and echoed on the shore, then we toss wreaths into the river. Then we head back the shore and to the Post for a hot lunch.
  • Hot lunch to follow at the American Legion post when participants return.

Washington, D.C., USA – November 11, 2017: Inscription about Pearl Harbor on the World War II Memorial, located on the National Mall.

US Flag flying over the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Hawaii

Want to purchase a ceremonial wreath for the event?  If you or your organization would like a wreath please reach out to Mike Bender 513-535-1833. The cost of the wreath is $20.00.

BYOW – Warning – if you choose to bring your own wreath to the event to be placed on the river, warning, they must be biodegradable per U S Coast Guard rules.

The American Legion has provided a flyer highlighting the event and is attached:

Pearl Harbor Flyer

CHB Letterhead

A couple of photos from last years event:

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Participants on the Anderson Ferry

Participants marching to the Anderson Ferry

Ceremonial Wreaths placed in the Ohio River commemorating those lost at Pearl Harbor

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Mike Bender

American Legion Post 534

(513) 535-1833

See you there on Sunday December 4th, 2022

Official Certificate of Flag Retirement

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