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Tuesday, December 07, 2010


At 0900 Hours on Tuesday 07 December 2010, the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi held a brief ceremony to mark the sixty-ninth anniversary of the sneak attack on the American military installations at Pearl Harbor, in Honolulu, OahuHawaii, by the Empire of Japan, which forced the United States of America to enter the Second World War.

Opening remarks were made by Richard Heath, the Director of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi, and a military chaplain invoked a prayer.
A memorial wreath was placed at the Home's flagpole by a female veteran of the Second World War, accompanied by two females on active duty with the United States Navy.
There are two (02) actual survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor who reside here, but due to ill health, neither could participate in this ceremony.
A female employee of the Home played the bagpipes, and a bugler from the Honor Guard at Keesler Air Force Base sounded "TAPS".

For a larger view, please click on each of the pictures.

The information in this post will be updated as soon as I'm able to obtain further details, especially in the indentification of participating individuals.

(Unfortunately, there will be no updates to this post, as the executive administrative staff here at the Armed Forces Retirement Home has FAILED to provide me with the information that they had promised!)

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