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Pearl Harbor anniversary ceremony to be held December 7


  Henry County will mark the 71st anniversary of the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base with a special ceremony to be held on Friday, December 7 beginning at 12:45 at the Veterans Wall of Honor in Heritage Park.

  This is the second year Henry County has commemorated this “date which will live in infamy,” and the event is being hosted by the Andrew McBride Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Helen Busbin , Regent, Andrew McBride DAR Chapter will provide the welcome address, while the Honorable Judge James T. Chafin III will be the keynote speaker. Patriotic music will be sung by Juli Gilbert and Jim Houston of Bugles Across America will perform Taps. Detachment 1339 Marine Corps League “Henry County Leathernecks” will present the colors.

  A wreath will be laid in memory of the soldiers at Pearl Harbor by WWII Veteran, Mr. E. Jack Turner, escorted by Jim Joyce, Command Sergeant Major, U.S Army (Retired).

  Heritage Park is located at 101 Lake Dow Road, just off Highway 81 east of McDonough. For more information, please contact Henry County Parks and Recreation at 770-288-7300.















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