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Pearl Harbor Vets honored with lighting ceremony on December 7

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Pearl Harbor Vets honored with lighting ceremony on December 7

Contra Costa County, California – Three local survivors of World War II will share their stories on Dec. 7. The virtual ceremony, filmed primarily atop Mount Diablo, marks National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The day marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941—the “Day of Infamy.” The online ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. P.S.T. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

In a 45-minute video, the three local East Bay survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack will recount their experiences that fateful day. Speakers will then pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives and honor those yet living, “Lest We Forget” the tragedy that befell the country nearly eight decades ago and the way we came together after the attack.

Sponsors of the yearly event include local land trust Save Mount Diablo, California State Parks, Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Chapter 5, and California State University–East Bay.

As a final tribute, the “Eye of Diablo” Beacon will be lit. The light will shine throughout the night as a tribute to those who served and as a reminder of our strength as a nation when we come together.

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