Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) will host a Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013; at the Disabled American Veterans’ Club, Lake Springfield.

Unlike previous observances, this will be held at 2:00 p.m. to provide more people with the opportunity to attend. The event will last 30-45 minutes and will include Veteran leaders, the Living History Detachment in period uniforms, a display of Pearl Harbor-related memorabilia and military honors with a wreath laying in Lake Springfield.

Earlier this week Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed December 7, 2013 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Illinois, and ordered all persons or entities governed by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly their flags at half-staff on such day from sunrise until sunset in memory of all the heroes who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in tribute to all the men and women whose sacrifices made the world safer for liberty and freedom.

WHO: The event is hosted by the IDVA and DAV. It is free and open to the Public

WHAT: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 72nd Anniversary

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2013; 2:00pm

PURPOSE: To Remember Pearl Harbor and those that survived the attack. It is unknown

whether there are any remaining survivors who will be able to attend the

ceremony this year.

WHERE: Disabled American Veterans’ Club – Hall Hagler Chapter No. 15

25 Club Area (Lake Springfield), Springfield, Illinois

Veteran, patriotic or service organizations wishing to attend or support, please contact the event organizer, Ms Gwen M. Diehl, 217-785-4575, gwen.diehl@illinois.gov