Post #490 Remembers Pearl Harbor – By Sandy McBride

Earl J. Manning Post #490 of the American Legion will commemorate Pearl Harbor Day on Friday, December 7 at 5 p.m. with a ceremony inside the post and the traditional laying of a decorated wreath outside at the Veterans’ Memorial immediately following.

Seventy-one years ago, on December 7, 1941, on a peaceful Sunday morning, the Japanese bombarded the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. That brazen assault did, in effect, as even the Japanese hierarchy acknowledged, awaken a sleeping giant.  In the face of fear, grief and anger, the American people came together, joined forces and did what needed to be done to defeat an enemy which had been bold enough to attack us on our own turf.


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