Shelby County Pearl Harbor remembrance program set on Dec. 7
It began when Japanese aircraft appeared in the air over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii just before 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, December 7th, 1941.
When the attack ceased shortly before 10 a.m., less than two hours after it began, American forces had paid a fearful price. Eighteen (18) ships were either damaged or sunk, 180 aircraft were destroyed and 2,403 were dead and thousands of others wounded.
In honor and remembrance of those who served and died at Pearl Harbor, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold a remembrance program at Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse at 10 a m, Friday, Dec. 7.
As always, the public is cordially invited to attend. More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976.