Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Enjoyed the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony this afternoon at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.  Although there were no Pearl Harbor survivors at this years ceremony, there were about a dozen WWII veterans in attendance.  The guest speaker this year was Capt. Joseph Creed, Commanding Officer of the USS Normandy CG-60, which is currently docked in the Savannah River.  Capt. Creed was accompanied by several of his officers and crew. 

A firing party from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade did a 21 Gun Salute followed by the playing of Taps by a 3rd Infantry Division bugler.  The local Navy League chapter and Fleet Reserve Association does a great job planning and executing this event each year. 

Enjoyed seeing my good friends and fellow amateur radio operators Mac McCormick Jr, AF4KL, his wife Irene, KF4RFF, and Mac McCormick III, KF4LMT.  Mac Jr. is a retired Navy chief and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.

Some of the crowd before the ceremony

World War II veterans recognized

Capt. Joseph Creed of the USS Normandy

Soldiers of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade

USS Normandy CG-60 docked at the Port of Savannah
(photo courtesy of Mac McCormick III)

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