On Sunday, December 2, at noon, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes will welcome veterans and other members of the greater Mercer County community to a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, which happened on Dec. 7, 1941.
The event, which is presented by Mercer County Veteran Services in conjunction with the Mercer County Veterans Council, will be held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3525, 77 Christine Avenue, Hamilton, and the public is encouraged to attend.
“I hope you’ll join me on December 2, as we remember the more than 2,400 Americans who gave their lives on that fateful day in 1941, and pay tribute to all Mercer County veterans for the sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf,” Hughes said.
Hughes will give brief remarks at the ceremony, and remarks by Capt. Stanley Winowicz Jr., USNR, will follow. This year’s program will also feature the traditional placement of a wreath, the placement of a second wreath by the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, and a salute to fallen veterans by Marine Corps League Trenton Detachment 207.