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American Legion Remembers Pearl Harbor 74 Years Later

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Dec 072015
 

IMG_0147Commander Lewis Merritt of American Legion Post 127, presided over a brief ceremony in front of the Legion Hall commemorating the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor today, Dec. 7.

Phil Grande lowered the flag to half mast.

Police Chief Robert Gagne read a portion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Date that will live in infamy” speech that was delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, one day after the tragedy.

Don Jewell, the only WWII Veteran present, also offered a few comments.

The sound of gunshots filled the air as the rifle squad gave their salute.

If you did not make it to the event, take a moment to remember the 2,402 dead and 1,247 injured military personnel and anywhere from 55 to 68 civilians were killed and about 35 wounded in the attack.