Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum to host flag raising ceremony
for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Several Pearl Harbor survivors to be honored
SPRINGFIELD, IL: It was one of history's defining moments. On Sunday, December 7, 1941, just before 8 a.m. Hawaii time, forces of the Imperial Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. Over 2000 Americans died that morning, a loss that would not be equaled until September 11, 2001. In remembrance of those who lost their lives as well as those who survived, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum will observe Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with a flag raising ceremony this Wednesday, December 7th at 9 a.m. in front of the Presidential Museum.
Pearl Harbor survivors David Montgomery of Petersburg, James A. Triplett of Springfield and Jack Doyle of Taylorville are scheduled to participate. Other participants include Boy Scout Troop #202 and members of the Capitol Area Band. The public is warmly invited to the brief outdoor ceremony, preceded by refreshments inside the Museum's Gateway.