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Huntington remembers attack on Pearl Harbor

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe Marine Corps League member Kory Fox and members of the U.S. Coast Guard salute after wreaths were placed in the Ohio River as past of the 74th Annual National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day program held by the Marine Corps League Post 340 of Huntington on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at Harris Riverfront Park.

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe
Marine Corps League member Kory Fox and members of the U.S. Coast Guard salute after wreaths were placed in the Ohio River as past of the 74th Annual National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day program held by the Marine Corps League Post 340 of Huntington on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at Harris Riverfront Park.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After Japan launched its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, while asking Congress for a declaration of war, called it “a date which will live in infamy.”

Monday marked the 74th anniversary of the 110-minute attack that killed more than 2,000 U.S. servicemen and 68 civilians and prompted the United States’ entry into World War II. In conjunction with National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Marine Corps League Huntington Detachment 340 hosted a program in the lobby of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Harris Riverfront Park.

“Americans come together on this date every year to remember the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941,” said Corey Clark, Huntington Marine Corps League junior vice commandant and the event’s master of ceremonies. “We are here to honor our World War II veterans, to pay our respects to all Americans – military and civilian – who lost their lives or were injured on the attack that day and ensure that this day in history will never be forgotten…

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