Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pearl Harbor Remembrance at Intrepid

Saturday, December 7th marked the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Intrepid, as always, presented a wonderful program to honor and recognize the four Pearl Harbor Survivors in attendance at the event.  It was held at the end of Intrepid's pier, under the wings of the Concorde on this blustery morning.  Here are some of the images from the Remembrance.  (Click on any photo to enlarge)

Two of the Pearl Harbor survivors are welcomed by Major General Margaret W. Boor, Commanding General, 99th Regional Support, U.S. Army.

Major General Margaret W. Boor visiting with two of the Pearl Harbor survivors before the program was underway.

Intrepid President Susan Marenoff-Zausner gave the opening remarks.

Intrepid Former Crewmembers saluting during the Pledge of Allegiance.

The four local survivors of Pearl Harbor stood and saluted the presentation of the Colors.

Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons addressed the crowd.

The Remembrance was open to the public and was well attended.

As a sign of respect for those lost, the survivors and others gathered at the end of the pier to toss a wreath into the Hudson.

Following the Ceremony, two former Intrepid crew members had a surprise reunion .. An avenger pilot (seated) met up with one of the sailors, Ray Stone.  Both were on deck at the time of one of the Kamikaze attacks.

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