Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor at Navy Pier

Today marks the 69th Anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Which brought our great nation into World War II on December 7th, 1941. A brief reminder to all Veterans, Military and Americans.

The City of Chicago will host, Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2010, east end of Navy Pier. This years’ date marks the 69th Anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Naval Installation at Pearl Harbor. On this day too, the City of Chicago will honor those who lost their lives and salutes the bravery of all who fought in the face of extraordinary odds that Sunday morning. The commemoration will include a Bell Ringing Ceremony in remembrance of the seven Illinois Pearl Harbor victims who died and remain on the USS Arizona. Special invited guests include the Illinois and Chicago chapters of Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Program participants include:

  • Commander Waldemar A. Kilian, Chaplain Corps, USN
  • Mr. William J. Schmutz, Director/Community Liaison - Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs
  • Mr. Dean Garrett, President - Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. - Chapter 1
  • Mr. John "Jack" Barry, Sr., Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. - Chapter 1
  • Mr. Ambrose F. Ferri, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. - Chapter 1
  • Mr. Rick Murray, Member of Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs
  • Rickover Naval Academy JROTC Cadets
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. McCarthy III, Inspector Instructor, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines (USMC)
  • Colonel Mark Brown, Comptroller, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois (USAF)
  • Joseph Frank Moravec IV, Colonel, Operations Officer, 3rd BDE, 75th DIV, Fort Sheridan, Illinois (USAR)
  • Lt. Commander Sean T. Brady, Executive Officer, United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit --Chicago

Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor
Lakeview Terrace (east end)
2nd Level at Navy Pier
11am – Public Ceremony
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Keynote Speaker: David F. Steindl, USN

For more info, the public can call the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, 312-744-3316. Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor is presented by the Mayor's Office of Special Events. Chicago Commission on Human Relations and Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs.

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