Soldiers & Sailors Marks 75th Anniversary of “Day of Infamy”
Posted on December 6, 2016
| PITTSBURGH —On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust. Inc., today is announcing plans to observe the 75th anniversary of that horrific event.
Soldiers & Sailors will be open free to the public December 7, 2016, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
A special, LIVE streaming web program from The National WWII Museum on Pearl Harbor will be available for public viewing in the Hall of Valor. Start times are 10 AM and 2 PM.
The Soldiers & Sailors Staff will assemble outside at the flagpole on Fifth Avenue to mark the time of the attack.The flag will be lowered by University of Pittsburgh ROTC cadets at 12:53 PM and raised at 2:55 PM.
Soldiers & Sailors President and CEO John McCabe elaborates. “The staff of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum will commemorate the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Wednesday, Dec 7, by attending a lowering of our flag to half-staff at the exact time the attack began 75 years ago. As the WWII generation passes it is important to pick up the banner of memory and honor both the event and the generation of young men and women who served from 1941 to 1945. The tribute will take place at the flagpole on Fifth Avenue.”
The public is encouraged to join us for the tribute.
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Soldiers & Sailors is the nation’s only memorial and museum dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service and in all capacities (Active, Reserve, Guard). Operated and maintained by a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, the historic memorial was designed by renowned architect Henry Hornbostel and opened in 1910. The museum within the memorial offers a unique look into American history by telling the stories of the individuals that served our country through exhibits covering all of America’s conflicts from the Civil War through Afghanistan. Through educational and veteran outreach programs, museum displays and special events, we share and promote the significance of the facility to the community as a living memorial, an educational asset, and a cultural treasure.