DECEMBER 7th . . . 74 YEARS AGO
Corpus Christi – The USS Lexington Museum will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, 7 December 2015, to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The ceremony, which will honor those who died in the attack as well as local survivors, will feature the Corpus Christi Veterans Band, Mary Carroll High School NJROTC members, and the Corpus Christi Fire Department Texas Fire Pipes & Drums. In Navy tradition a wreath will be laid in the water followed by taps. Local Pearl Harbor Survivors are invited including Lexington Volunteer Bob Batterson.
On Pearl Harbor Day last year we opened our renovated Pearl Harbor exhibit in the Foc’sle. Two high-end solid state synchronized digital computer controlled projection systems with state-of-the-art animation software and an 8000 watt sound system depict the day that thrust America into World War II. You can feel the rumblings of the explosions through the use of transducers built into the walkway surrounding the exhibit. This new exhibit was designed by Rodolfo Magnus with Magni Gadgets, LLC of Austin, Texas.
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 on the Bay.
WHAT: Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony – 2:00 PM – Hangar Bay II
WHERE: USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay
WHEN: Monday 7 December 2015
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