Commissioners Proclaim Pearl Harbor Week in Clermont County

Pearl Harbor WeekBATAVIA, Ohio (Dec. 7, 2015) — Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese war planes bombed the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii (then a U.S. territory), killing 2,403 Americans and wounding 1,178. Four U.S. battleships were sunk and 188 military planes destroyed. The attack led to America’s entrance into World War 11.

On Nov. 18, Clermont County Commissioners proclaimed Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week for the week of Dec. 7. Flags are at half-staff today at county buildings in honor of Pearl Harbor. In part, the proclamation reads: “Today, we remember with grateful hearts those who fought and those who died on that terrible Sunday morning. Their courageous sacrifices saved lives and
as Americans who enjoy the blessings of living in a free nation today, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who defended our nation on that day in 1941. We are grateful for all who have answered duty’s call in defense of our nation.”

Above, Commissioner Bob Proud; Joe Johnston, chairman of the board for Disabled American Veterans, Bob Derr, legionnaire for American Veterans; Tom Cooper, commissioner for the American Legion; Ken Cook, representative for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Batavia Post, and Commissioner David Uible after the proclamation was read. The men are Veterans Service Commissioners.

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