The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation is donating $50,000 to Pacific Historic Parks on behalf of the 75th Commemoration of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
The 75th Commemoration events will take place Dec. 1-11, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The annual commemoration is themed “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future.” It will honor the sacrifices made by military personnel and civilians, while also fostering reflection, remembrance and understanding. The 11-day program is scheduled to have a variety of ceremonies, including memorials dedicated to the USS Utah and the USS Oklahoma.
Other 75th Commemoration events feature the “Blackened Canteen” reconciliation ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial; a luncheon honoring the units of Americans of Japanese ancestry; a Pearl Harbor documentary film premiere; a Pearl Harbor Survivor Gala Tribute; and a live concert featuring Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
“My grandfather and our founder, Jack Taylor, named our company Enterprise as a salute to one of the World War II aircraft carriers on which he served – the USS Enterprise,” said Foundation Vice President and Executive Director Carolyn Kindle Betz. “So our support for this Pearl Harbor anniversary has special meaning for the entire Enterprise family, particularly since Jack died earlier this year. We are always proud to honor those who have served.”