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Pearl Harbor Day Observance at the National Museum of the Pacific War

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The National Museum of the Pacific War will be paying homage to those who served the United States on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. 12:25 pm marks the exact time the attack started on Pearl Harbor. Patriotic music, presentation of colors, rifle salute and guest keynote speaker will all be a part of the ceremony. Tom Gillette will speak of his experiences during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was the ten year old son of a Navy Captain assigned to Pearl Harbor. On 7 December 1941, he had been playing with a neighbor when they heard roars of airplane engines flying overhead. They ran outside to see 20 torpedo planes flying low and in single file above Gillette’s home. The planes were part of the 300 the Japanese sent that day to bomb the island’s extensive military facilities, prompting the U.S. into the war. To be held in the Memorial Courtyard.

12:25 pm. Program is free.

Address: 340 E. Main
Phone: (830) 997-8600

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