Front Porch: Pearl Harbor Day events

  • Mon Dec 6th, 2010 5:28pm
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Pearl Harbor Day

Today is Dec. 7, the 69th anniversary of the day U.S. Navy ships and airfields were attacked by Japanese bombers at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The surprise attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II.

A Pearl Harbor memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. today at the Eternal Flame at the Snohomish County Courthouse, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

It’s organized by the Snohomish County Central Memorial Committee.

NAS Whidbey will join Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, North Cascades Chapter 5 for a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Crescent Harbor Marina on the Seaplane Base, with a reception immediately following at the PBY Museum located in Simard Hall, 315 W. Pioneer Way on the base.

A service is planned for 9 a.m. at Naval Station Everett in the Building 2000 Auditorium at 2000 W. Marine View Drive in Everett. The event is open to all active duty service members and retirees with military identification.

Darrington gets NFL visitors: The youth of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe have invited the rest of the kids of Darrington to join them when five former players with the National Football League visit the Darrington Community Center at 5 this evening.

The NFL veterans are Ron Fellows, Toussaint Tyler, Darrel “Dokie” Williams, Fletcher Jenkins and Mark Lee.

Free hot dogs, chips and soda will be served and kids can play games at 6 p.m.