DECEMBER 7th . . . 72 YEARS AGO
CORPUS CHRISTI – The staff and volunteers of the USS LEXINGTON will hold a Commemoration Ceremony on board the WWII aircraft carrier at 2:00 pm, Saturday 7 December 2013, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
The service will be in memory of those who died in the attack, a tribute to the Pearl Harbor survivors who have since died, and in honor of the remaining survivors of that “ . . . date which will live in infamy . . .”
We are honored to have area Pearl Harbor Survivors in attendance. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will play musical selections. The Texas Fire Pipes and Drums, under the direction of Corpus Christi Fire Fighter Dan Sheppard, Pipe Major, will perform the entrance hymn, Bells of Dunblane/Farewell to Camraw and Amazing Grace. Over 20 firemen from all over Texas are members of The Texas Fire Pipes and Drums.
The ceremony is sponsored by the USS LEXINGTON volunteer organization and will be hosted by Captain F. W. “Rocco” Montesano, USN (Ret), Executive Director, USS LEXINGTON Museum.
WHAT: Commemoration Ceremony
WHEN: 2:00 pm – Saturday 7 December 2013
WHERE: USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay – Hangar Deck