Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor at Navy Pier (Mon. 12/7 11am)

The City of Chicago will host, Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor, at 11 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2009, east end of Navy Pier. This years’ date marks the 68th Anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Naval Installation at Pearl Harbor. On this day, 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.

What: Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor
Where: Lakeview Terrace (east end) Navy Pier
When: 11am – Monday, December 7, 2009

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  1. Remember Pearl Harbor — Keep America Alert!

    America’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 101st year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, U. S. Navy (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, “The Day of Infamy”, Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941.

    (Now deceased) ‘Navy Centenarian Sailor’, 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio ‘Jay’ Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.), is a thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. He first flew aircrewman in August 1922; flew rearseat Radioman/Gunner (1920s/1930s) in the tactical air squadrons of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2).

    Visit my photo album tribute to these centenarian veteran shipmates and other Pearl Harbor Survivors:

    San Diego, California

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