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On this December 7th, a remembrance ceremony was held today in Marquette to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The raising of the flag was just the start to a day full of patriotic events planned for residents at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living.
Through their gathering and singing of patriotic songs, residents were able to think back and honor such a significant event in their lives.
Neal Crothers, the Executive Director at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living, explained, “This particular day, often honored just like 9/11, as a day of tragedy. And it took place. And most people can tell you exactly where they were at that very moment when they heard of the event.”
2,403 citizens of the United States were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
Many of the residents lost loved ones or were members of the military themselves during the time of the attack 75 years ago.
Brookridge residents will continue their events into the evening, by hosting a movie night featuring the film ‘Pearl Harbor’.