Now with concerts, basketball games, and movie nights! “The activities, which began Dec. 1 and take place over 11 days, are meant to draw younger generations to an event rapidly fading into the nation’s distant memory. Fewer of the survivors, now at least in their 90s, are able to gather. “We certainly need to honor and pay tribute to these veterans, but we also want to educate the current generation and next generation about this important history,” said retired Navy Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, chairman of the 75th Commemoration Committee." http://www.wsj.com/articles/pearl-harbor-anniversary-events-to-include-concerts-basketball-and-movie-nights-1480933801 I almost titled this thread "re-marketing Pearl Harbor anniversary for a new generation", but thought that might be a bit too cynical. I get it: it has been 75 years since Pearl Harbor was attacked and perhaps some in the youngest generation no longer fully recognize the name or the events. Pearl Harbor is now, perhaps, transitioning to the dreaded category of "ancient, dusty history." So it is maybe necessary to spark the younger generations attention (and curiosity) with concerts and sporting events. Time marches on. Nonetheless, I hope a bit of solemnity is retained.