Upcoming Event – Sunday 12/3/2023 – Celebration of Pearl Harbor & Flag Day

December 7th, 1941, “a day which will live in infamy “

This is the 69th year the American Legion Post 534 has held a Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony on the River.

Join the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for the 69th annual Pearl Harbor Day event.

The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii view from a shuttle boat arriving at the pier at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Our Color Guard participates in the parade and other members are encouraged to join and participate.

US Flag flying over Pearl Harbor – Oahu Hawaii

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

The day includes the following activities:

9:00 AM – Meet & Greet – doors open for coffee and donuts, great way to meet and greet with the other participants which there are many.

10:30 AM – Flag Retirement Ceremony – bring your tired, damaged or worn flag(s) for retirement.  The American Legion follows proper protocols to retire these flags.

11:55 AM – Parade and Water Tribute – join the parade to the water edge where we will board the Anderson Ferry and experience a boat ride on the Ohio River.  There is a ceremony which wreaths are placed on the water.  This is a very moving event.  See doves fly!

Prior Years Event on the Anderson Ferry on the Ohio River waiting to place memorial wreaths

After the Ceremony – Lunch is served – the American Legion Post 534 will be serving lunch after the ceremony back where we started.

Heads Up – note that the events start at the American Legion post 534, then move to the parade route a couple of blocks east.

The flyer for the event is attached:

Pearl Harbor Day – flyer handout

Important info to get you there:

Address of the American Legion Post is:  4618 River Rd, Cincinnati, OH (River Road is US 50 from downtown Cincinnati)

Address of the start of the parade is:  One Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati OH (just off US 50 / River Road)

The parade route is a couple of blocks east of the American Legion Post 534 on the Ohio River side.

Parade Parking – there is a parking lot on the west side of Anderson Ferry Road between River Road and the River.  The address for the Anderson Ferry road is:

We are thrilled to have you come and join us either as a member of the Color Guard in period attire, or come as you are.

Come enjoy this wonderful tribute event! 

Memories last forever!!

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