Pizza Hut will fund the return of celebratory fireworks to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on July 4. This comes one year after the fireworks show was cancelled at the military base due to budget cuts. The fireworks are part of the base’s annual Independence Day celebration for military personnel and their families.
“When we heard last year that the fireworks show was being cancelled at Pearl Harbor-Hickam, we immediately reached out to the base to inquire about providing the funds needed to save it,” says Doug Terfehr, director of corporate social responsibility at Pizza Hut. “Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to plan and execute the show, so we remained in touch with the base and are honored to be part of the event this year. The military families at Pearl Harbor deserve a world-class fireworks display on Independence Day and we can’t wait to celebrate alongside them.”
The fireworks will be part of the annual Independence Day celebration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Ward Field from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. HST this Friday. The Fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.
In addition to funding the fireworks show, Pizza Hut will hand out free slices of its new BBQ line of pizzas to military personnel and their families. One of the BBQ Pizza recipes is Hawaiian BBQ topped with smoked ham, pineapple, and green peppers.