Pearl Harbor Day remembrances scheduled Friday

  • Wed Dec 5th, 2012 7:17pm
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Herald staff

Here are events that are occurring around Snohomish and Island counties to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

More than 2,400 Americans were killed in the surprise Japanese attack, which drew the U.S. into World War II.

•A remembrance is planned at 11 a.m. Friday at the Eternal Flame at the Snohomish County campus, 3000 Rockefeller, Ave., Everett. Lt. Jeffrey W. Benson, Everett Naval Station chaplain, is scheduled to give a prayer and the Everett High School Navy ROTC will present the colors. A wreath will be placed in remembrance of the attack.

A special event to honor veterans and remember Pearl Harbor Day will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Hall, 20722 67th Ave. NE in Arlington. The Stilly Valley Pioneer Association museum’s military section will be open for viewing. Call 360-435-7289.

NAS Whidbey Island will join Electronic Attack Squadron 129 and the Pearl Harbor Survivors’ Association, North Cascades Chapter 5, to honor those killed in the attack.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. Friday at the Crescent Harbor Marina on the Seaplane Base, with a reception immediately following at the PBY Museum at the top of the hill. Among the speakers will be members from the survivors’ association.

In remembrance of the more than 2,400 Navy, Marine Corps, Army and civilian men and women who died 71 years ago, survivors will place a wreath in the waters of Crescent Harbor.

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