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Ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor set for Friday

Dec 06, 2012 -- 10:47am


Southeast Missourian

 Dec. 7, 1941 lives in infamy. In remembrance of that day 71 years ago, VFW Post 3838 of Cape Girardeau at 2 p.m. Friday will have a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony at the river wall at the intersection of Broadway and Water Street. It's the fifth time the VFW has sponsored the ceremony in a joint effort with its Ladies Auxiliary, to honor the men and women who didn't survive the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor. The speaker will be Jeff Heise, past commander of VFW Post 3838. The end of the ceremony will be marked by the casting of wreaths into the river as a tribute to those who didn't survive.  More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,200 wounded in the surprise attack on the base that resulted in a declaration of war on Japan. 


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