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Pearl Habor ceremony set for Friday at National WWII Memorial

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends) and the National Park Service (NPS) will remember and honor all those who died in the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago during a special event at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 12:53 p.m.

As part of the ceremony, twenty World War II Veterans and Pearl Harbor Survivors will place wreaths at the Freedom Wall in remembrance of the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War II, including the more than 2,400 who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.

Mr. Bruce Allen, President of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, will be in attendance and will participate in the wreath-laying ceremony. Several representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution will also participate in the remembrance ceremony. Additionally, 8th grade students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, VA will take part in the commemoration.

Friends’ chairman Josiah Bunting III and Patricia Trapp, acting superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, will offer welcome remarks during the event. The Military District of Washington will provide military support.

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