The public is welcome and encouraged to attend a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony Tuesday Dec. 7 inside the auditorium of the West Mifflin Area Senior High School. Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 since 1991, the event is co-sponsored by the American Merchant Marine Veterans of the Mon Valley.
Ceremonies will begin at 12:55 p.m., or 7:55 a.m. in Hawaii – the same time bombing began 69 years ago. Attendees should arrive 15 minutes prior. Featured speaker will be United States Navy Commander Samuel Pennington, Commanding Officer, Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh.
Also present will be other area leaders and participation by other local veterans’ service organizations. As in years past, Pearl Harbor survivors will be in attendance, including VFW Post 914’s sole remaining Pearl Harbor survivor, Bernard Ordos of West Mifflin.
Live music of patriotic songs will be performed by the award-winning West Mifflin Area High School Titan Thunder Band. The West Mifflin Area High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Honor Guard will also participate.
For more information call 412-461-2305.