It began when Japanese aircraft appeared in the air over Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii just before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, December 7th, 1941. When
the attack ceased shortly before 10:00 a.m., less than two hours after it
began, American forces had paid a fearful price. Eighteen (18) ships were
either damaged or sunk, 180 aircraft were destroyed and 2,403 were dead and
thousands of others wounded.
In honor and remembrance of those who served and died at Pearl Harbor,
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial on the grounds
of the Historic Courthouse in Center. 10:00 a m, Wednesday, December 7th,
2016 and the names of Shelby County Veterans who were there that day, 75
years ago will be read.
As always, the public is cordially invited. More information contact Post
Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976.