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Letter to Editor: Remember Pearl Harbor

Letter to Editor: Remember Pearl Harbor

Veterans and residents alike are invited to a ceremony recognizing Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday.

As authorized by the President of the United States of America, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has requested the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Many courageous servicemembers were asleep or about their morning routines when the Japanese bombers delivered a blow that would decide America's involvement in World War II.

The Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii was the hub of United States naval power in the 1940s.

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American Legion Auxiliary members across the country will be spreading awareness in their communities and honoring the memory of the victims and survivors of the attack.

The Pearl Harbor Day ceremony is open to the public. 8 million visitors per year as people visit the USS Arizona Memorial, which marks the final resting place for 1,102 out of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the battleship during the attack.

The Hillsborough Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 Highway 301 North, Tampa, is now home to a new, Veterans Resource Center that gives veterans one location to apply for all available services and benefits.