Article on page 3 of the 12/08 Express.
STILLWATER DECEMBER 5- Earl J Manning Post remembered Pearl Harbor on Saturday morning. Boy Scout Tom Coffinger read his essay about Pearl Harbor. He noted that there were 2,335 military deaths and 67 civilians died. The Japanese attack started at 7:55 AM on Oahu and ended at 9:45 AM.
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MECHANICVILLE DECEMBER 7- Post Chaplain Bill Wicks read the name of the 53 Mechanicville servicemen who lost their lives in WWII at the Pearl Harbor Remembrance at Lt. Fred Clark American Legion Post #91.Robin Ringlet=r read the poem , "Do you remember me?" written from the perspective of one of the 2,335 who died on December 7th at Pearl Harbor. She led everyone in singing "Remember Pearl Harbor"- written shortly after the event.
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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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