Wyoming governor remembers Pearl Harbor today

JACKSON, Wyo.  — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon recognized the 79th anniversary of Pearl Harbor today.

“Today, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, when we honored the 2,403 Americans who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,” Gordon said on Facebook. “Their courage and devotion to our country is not forgotten.”

The memorial for the USS Arizona. Photo: Jacob Gore // Buckrail

Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.

Patriots Point will live stream its annual Pearl Harbor Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday morning. Due to COVID-19 safety, the ceremony will be available on the Patriots Point Facebook page.

On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Every year, remembrance events are held at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, culminating in a commemoration ceremony on Dec. 7.

 

Today, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, when we honor the 2,403 Americans who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Their courage and devotion to our country is not forgotten.

Posted by Governor Mark Gordon on Monday, December 7, 2020

 

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