Flags at the All Veterans Memorial, in Brainerd,
Minnesota, flew at
half-staff in observance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day.
It was a cold and snowy day, not like Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on "The Date Which will Live in Infamy."
|Members of the
Brainerd chapter of the
Daughters of the American
Revolution gathered for a ceremony with prayers.
|They laid a wreath at the All Veterans Memorial to
honor those who died in the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on
the United States.
|An Honor Guard from the
Brainerd American Legion,
Brainerd VFW, and
Crow Wing Chapter of the Disabled American
Veterans gave a 21-gun salute.
Marty Judd was the bugler that day, playing Taps. Nicely done.
|The DAR invited all present into a
meeting room in the Crow Wing County Courthouse. They ran a video
by PBS titled, "Pearl
Harbor, USS Oklahoma,: The Final Story." The hour-long video
Oklahoma being hit by several torpedoes on December 7th, 1941, then
sinking with 429 hands on board. It went on to say that not all
bodies could be identified at the time, but some remains of sailors have
since been identified by DNA records and have been buried as per the
wishes of remaining family members.
|Quote of the day: It is very important to know our history. Mark||< Back to previous story||Ahead to next story >|
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