NEW BERN, NC - December 7, 2016
Tryon Palace will commemorate the 75th anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina History Center Wednesday, Dec. 7. This free program is open to the public and begins at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center, at 11 a.m.
This event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the day Japanese airplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. More than 2,300 Americans died during the attack that officially began the United States' involvement in World War II.
The program will include a color guard presentation from the Marine Corps League's Cherry Point Detachment, music from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and a keynote address from Col. Todd Ferry, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Commander. A commemorative wreath and flags representing the five branches of the military will be displayed in Mattocks Hall, which is also located at the North Carolina History Center.
Photo Caption and Credits: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. USS West Virginia aflame. Disregarding the dangerous possibilities of explosions, United States sailors man their boats at the side of the burning battleship, USS West Virginia, to better fight the flames started by Japanese torpedoes and bombs. Note the national colors flying against the smoke-blackened sky. Dec, 1941. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/owi2001045667/PP/>.