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Ceremony to mark Pearl Harbor attack

Dec. 07, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The event that sparked the United States' entry into World War II 72 years ago will be remembered with a special ceremony Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Marine Corps League Detachment 340 organized the Remember Pearl Harbor event, which will include participation from the Huntington High JROTC, remarks from Mayor Steve Williams and a keynote by Ruth Kelley, widow of Pearl Harbor Survivor George W. Kelley Jr.

The program will move to Harris Riverfront Park, through the East Entrance to the boat ramp area, for a presentation of wreaths, a gun salute and Taps, which will be performed by the Veterans Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 16.

TTA buses will take members of the group over to toss memorial wreaths onto the Ohio River.

On Dec. 7, 1941, 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing 2,402 Americans and leaving 1,282 wounded.

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