Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today we solemnly mark the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which propelled the United States into World War II.

On that tragic day, 2,402 Americans were killed, 1,282 were wounded, and our nation was rocked to its very core. It was only through our collective courage, resolve, and strength that we were able to see through the dark days ahead.

At noon today, a Remembrance Ceremony will be held at St. Demetrios Church (321 St. Demetrios Ave.) and Hereford Inlet Seawall, to honor those who lost their lives. All are encouraged to attend.

Whether you are able to make it or not, this occasion is an opportunity to remember not only those who perished at Pearl Harbor, but all of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our freedom - including those who continue to serve today.

To those past and active members of the military who are reading this, we simply say...


And God Bless America.

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