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Pearl Harbor Day
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum announces a free Memorial Service aboard the USS Yorktown on Thursday, December 7 in commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of the historic attack on Pearl Harbor, a pivotal moment in American history.
The service, organized with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10624, will take place at 11 a.m. to honor the 25 known South Carolinians who were killed during the 1941 attack and will include a wreath-laying, tolling of a bell, and a traditional gun salute.
Museum admission will be waived from 10 to 11 a.m. for the memorial service. “Patriots Point is honored to be a place where the community can come together to pay tribute to those who served and honor this critical chapter in our nation’s history,” said Allison Hunt, Executive Director, Patriots Point.
The Japanese used more than 350 aircraft during the 75-minute attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 2,403 people were killed in the attack, which includes 2,335 U.S. service members and 68 civilians. In total, more than 300 U.S. aircraft and 19 Navy ships were
destroyed or damaged.
Visitors and locals are invited to reflect, remember, and honor those who lost their lives on that fateful day.