By: Su Phelps Photos by: Su Phelps and Lawrence Oravetz
Marine Corps League Detachment #1199 held a Pearl Harbor Ceremony on chilly December day, National Pearl Harbor Day Dec 7th. About 50 people attended, including a few World War II veterans. A presentation of colors was done by the Marine Corps League Detachment #1199 Color Guard. Guest speaker Dr. Tom Waters thanked the WWII veterans at the ceremony and explained the history behind Pearl Harbor Day. A firing squad also from Marine Corps League Detachment #1199 did a 21-gun salute. At the end of the event, Bruce Temple, the Commandant of The Marine Corps League Detachment #1199 asked for any World War II veterans at the event to come and ring the freedom bell and also hung dog tags on every branch of service by the memorial wall.
After the ceremony, everyone attending was invited to come to eat at Terrible’s. A local veteran anonymously paid for everyone’s meal and also thanked them for their service.