Trump Declares Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


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

December 7, 2017) Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story hosted a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony December 7.

While Davis, now 96 and a Greenup County resident, was in attendance at the event at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast, he was unable to read the words himself.

"The attack at Pearl Harbor fired the spirit of America and its flame of liberty", Rossi said.

Lawmakers and the Naval Supply Systems Command honored three survivors from the Keystone State: Isaac George, Richard Schimmel, and Pat Bonnelli. They began the ceremony at noon, which was 7 Hawaii.

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After the conclusion of the first part of the ceremony, guests moved to the Pearl Harbor memorial on base. He was an African American mess man on the U.S.S West Virginia during Pearl Harbor. Ganitch was on the battleship Pennsylvania's football team and getting ready for a championship game against the crew of the Arizona when Japan attacked. "They all say they were just doing their jobs".

"We put up the first radar units outside the United States and that was the ones that picked up the Japanese planes", said Richard Schimmel of Allentown. "I'm 100% for my country", said Schimmel.

It was called the, "Day that will live in infamy". "Along the way, they forged a cultural heritage of resilience that sailors continue to draw upon today".

He cited an editorial from a Hawaiian newspaper that said an attack would come days before it did.

More than 2,400 lives were lost when the Japanese attacked.

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"I think the awesome thing about Pearl Harbor is that it really helped unify America", said Triesler, who has researched the war and interviewed many WWII veterans.

The ceremony will include music, speakers, and remembrance of WWII.

Of the 66,000 or so military personnel stationed around Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, fewer than 2,000 nationwide are thought to be living.

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

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