Pearl Harbor 65th Anniversary

By: April Douglas Email
By: April Douglas Email

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

About 400 survivors from that battle and their families are in Hawaii for what's probably their final reunion.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office is keeping the memory of their sacrifices alive in a special ceremony they had this morning.

Underneath gray skies dozens of Leon County Sheriff's Deputies stood solemnly, silently reflecting on the sacrifices of the soldiers serving at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day 65 years ago.

This morning two Marines raised the American flag to half staff in memory of Pearl Harbor. Deputies say since the death of Daniel Chaires, a young Marine from Tallahassee killed in Iraq, troop support is more important now than ever before.

Flags across Florida will fly at half staff throughout the day as ordered by Gov. Jeb Bush.

The Pearl Harbor survivors are now in their 80s and 90s, and it’s up to all of us to make sure the memory of that fateful day lives on for future generations, and it’s ceremonies like the one at the Sheriff's Office that do just that.

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