Memorial Day is a special day at Pearl Harbor Memorial, although the festivities are not as grand as those put on for Pearl Harbor Day. A bell ceremony and flag raising kick off the day, sometimes with Pearl Harbor survivors visiting. There are not many living survivors left, so this is an increasingly rare event.Events vary from year to year, but have featured book signings and special ceremonies. There are extra crowds on Memorial Day, which can lead to long lines and delays through exhibits and parks. We recommend that your first visit to Pearl Harbor Memorial is not on Memorial Day, so that you can experience the exhibits and memorials with less stress.