Nimitz Museum will hold Pearl Harbor remembrance

The National Museum of the Pacific War will honor the veterans who served or gave their lives at Pearl Harbor in a ceremony of remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 12:25 p.m., in the museum’s Memorial Court Yard.

The time coincides with the Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time of 8:25 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941, when the attacks began.

The Japanese air invasion of the headquarters of America’s Pacific Fleet led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan and entering World War II.

Keynote speaker for this year’s event will be U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Alfred A. Valenzuela. The program will include a wreath laying, rifle salute and a flyover by World War II aircraft.

Valenzuela served as the Commander of United States Army South from July 2000 to October 2003. He has served many assignments in three Corps (3rd, 7th and 18th) and four Infantry Divisions (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th) and also with the 1st Armored Division.

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