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Holley will host Pearl Harbor remembrance on Thursday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 December 2017 at 12:18 pm

HOLLEY – The American Legion in Holley will lead a memorial program on Thursday on the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The program starts at 7:55 a.m. at the gazebo by the canal. Holley used to have the memorial each year for the Pearl Harbor attack.

“We decided we wanted to start it back up again,” said John Pera, commander of the post in Holley. “We want to make it an annual thing.”

The event will include a prayer, comments from Pera, the playing of Taps and a gun salute from the Honor Guard. The public is welcome to attend the program.

The surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II. In addition to 2,403 Americans killed at Pearl Harbor, another 1,178 were injured. It was the deadliest attack on American soil until the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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