Event to commemorate 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
ASHALND — On Dec. 7, the nation will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “a date which will live in infamy” that led to the United States entering World War II.
An event is planned locally to honor those who served in the war and those who lost their lives on that date.
Delores Sarpas, of Grayson, Kentucky, said a memorial for Pearl Harbor will take place at the Kentucky Northeast Veterans Cemetery, located at 180 Eastpark Dr., just off the Industrial Parkway on the Boyd-Greenup County line.
The 78-acre cemetery, which will hold up to 25,000 burial plots, opened in 2010, thanks to $6.1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sarpas, who is organizing the event, said everyone involved will be either veterans or active duty personnel.
The event will feature the playing of the national anthem, a presentation of colors, a missing man ceremony and stories on a Pearl Harbor veteran. The Marine Corps League will offer a 21-gun salute.
“It’s going to be a great program,” Sarpas said of the event, which is open to the public.