Brackenridge Pearl Harbor service honors those who endured day of 'infamy'

Share

"In the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the day December 7, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy", Pasiak said.

"That initial attack by the Japanese fleet that took out Pearl Harbor, that's the beginning of us", said Jim Snow, with the East Texas Veterans Alliance.

The ceremony made it clear to Kim Metcalf that just like the more than 2,000 military personnel and civilians killed in Pearl Harbor, her son Michael won't be forgotten.

President Donald Trump and Governor Kay Ivey have ordered all USA flags in the state to be flown at half-staff today.

"We honor you today for the proud cultural heritage of victory and toughness that you have bestowed on each of us that now wear the uniform in your honor", he said. Local names of those who were involved the attack were read as well.

Now 97 years old and living in Appleton, Stephenson says that deadly day doesn't cross his mind very often.

"Outnumbered and outgunned, they did not hesitate", Trump said.

SNOW AND ICE warning upgraded by Met √Čireann
Forecasters warned that "significant falls of snow are likely to cause accumulations of 3 cm or greater above mean sea level". There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest.

Prior to sharing Davis' story, Newman told those in attendance about the diminishing generation of Pearl Harbor survivors.

In Minnesota, survivors gathered for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at Historic Fort Snelling visitor's center.

In thinking about the lessons of Pearl Harbor, Larry said he hopes 'we can build up the military again'. McCloud, who served on board a destroyer, was not at Pearl Harbor, but he did serve during the war. It marked the US entry into World War II. More than a year after the initial attacks, Bell was sent back to the United States. At 8:10, a 1,800-pound bomb smashed through the deck of the battleship USS Arizona and landed in her forward ammunition magazine.

In all, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor crippled or destroyed almost 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes.

"If people had seen some of the things I've seen at Battle of the Bulge, they'd respect every service member", he said.

To commemorate the moment the Japanese attacked, a ceremonial wreath was laid into Lake Como at 12:55 p.m., which was the exact time in DE the first bomb hit the naval base.

Flags across our area are at half-staff on Thursday in honor of the troopers who died at Pearl Harbor. I grew up in a family and in an instructive community environment where Pearl Harbor Day was a vivid reminder of an attack that, in some ways, brought our fractured nation together.

Share