In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum to host annual gala: For Love of Country

Raising critical funding for the museum's ongoing education and restoration efforts

Sponsored by Flagship Express Car Wash

Each year, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum hosts its annual gala: For Love of Country. Join the celebration on Saturday, December 7, the same day Pearl Harbor was attacked 78 years ago, and experience this special evening firsthand.

For Love of Country is Hawaii’s premier red carpet event in a WWII hangar under the wings of historic aircraft. It will feature dynamic speakers, live and silent auctions with prizes valued at millions of dollars, and live art demonstrations.

Keynote speaker Ambassador Harry Harris is currently Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Prior to his post in Korea, he commanded the Indo-Pacific Command from Honolulu, Hawaii from 2015 to 2018. He is the first Asian-American to hold four-star rank in the U.S. Navy and the first to head to INDOPACOM.

The gala brings together hundreds of guests to share in the museum’s mission to preserve and promote respect for our past and ensure the leaders of tomorrow understand our nation’s history. The memorable evening serves to raise critical funding for the museum’s ongoing education and restoration efforts.

Guests can expect a special evening commemorating one of America’s most iconic moments, the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, all within mere feet of where bombs first fell on Pearl Harbor. In addition to the music, mingling and honoring the past, For Love of Country is known for its exquisite food and wine. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum hand selects vintners from the world’s most discerning wine regions and works with partners at Marriott International and Kyoya Hotels & Resorts for months in advance to develop a cuisine pairing that best profiles the flavors of the wine. This year, Napa Valley Chef Holly Peterson’s curated dining experience is complemented by Napa Valley vintners La Sirena and Chateau Montelena.

For Love of Country 2019 will kick off 2020, which marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. The gala is the first event in a roster of events across Hawaii and Washington, D.C. in 2020 to mark the global peace the end of WWII represented. Additionally, the event will welcome three living heroes – WWII veterans who will be the special guests of honor for the evening.

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