MERCER COUNTY: Officials to mark the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor


Andrew Martins, Managing Editor
Nearly 80 years ago after a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor killed 2,008 sailors, 218 U.S. Army soldiers and airmen, 109 marines and 68 civilians and wounded nearly 1,200 others, local veterans groups will gather to remember the incident that thrust the United States into World War II.
On Sunday, Dec. 3 at noon, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes will welcome veterans and other members of the Greater Mercer County community to a ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, which happened on Dec. 7, 1941.
Presented by Mercer County Veteran Services in conjunction with the Mercer County Veterans Council, the event will be held at Catholic War Veterans Post 417, 301 Grand St., Trenton.
Hughes will give brief remarks at the ceremony, and remarks by Capt. Stanley Winowicz Jr., USNR, will follow. This year’s program will also feature the traditional laying of a wreath at the base of the American flag, the laying of a second wreath by the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, a 21-gun salute by the Marine Corps League, and the playing of taps.
The public is encouraged to attend. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors.