Clermont County hosts Pearl Harbor memorial event

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Board of Clermont County Commissioners declared the week of December 1 through December 7, 2013, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week and declared December 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Clermont County.

On December 7th, 1941 bombers appeared above the skies of southern Oahu and without warning commenced to attack the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

"Today, we remember with grateful hearts those who fought and those who died on that terrible Sunday morning…we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who defended our nation on that day in 1941," stated Commissioner Humphrey, President of the Board.

A memorial event will be held on Sunday, December 1, at 2:00 p.m., in the New Richmond Market Street School, located at 212 Market Street.

Mr. Joe Whitt, the last remaining Pearl Harbor survivor from Clermont County, will be present to share his story and talk with the public.  There will be ceremonial activities and speakers, the event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

In conjunction with the declaration issued by Governor Kasich, all flags on government buildings in Clermont County will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

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