Pearl Harbor Honor Flight Members Attend Ceremony
We were going over the bridge to the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center early Wednesday morning. The streets, parking lot and park grounds were already mobbed. This city takes December 7th ceremonies seriously. Our Pearl Harbor Survivors and support team made their way to seats under the tent. Our six Pensacola area survivors were a strong Florida representation among the 120 estimated survivors in attendance.
Jets flying over the site at seven fifty-five AM, breaking into a missing man formation marked the beginning of the memorial ceremony. The program included letters and speeches from government officials, military and national park leaders and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. A battleship passing in review, the placement of wreaths in memory of service men lost during the attack and the appearance of the daily rainbow were highlights. The events of December 7, 1941 were vivid in the minds of all survivors. Everyone attending was visibly moved by the service. We will ALWAYS REMEMBER Pearl Harbor.