Remembrance Ceremony Held for Pearl Harbor Survivors and Veterans

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

This Thursday, December 7th, will mark the 76th anniversary of the surprise attacks by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and officials in Camden held a special ceremony to honor and remember the lives lost on that day.

On Tuesday, December 5th, Congressman Donald Norcross, the Camden County and Gloucester County Freeholder boards, local military veterans, and members of the community climbed abroad the Battleship New Jersey in Camden for the remembrance ceremony.

The annual wreath-laying ceremony was held in the Delaware River with a 21-gun salute. Awards to local veterans were given at the ceremony to pay tribute to Pearl Harbor survivors and to all veterans who served and lost their lives protecting the country.

"We want to give them a sense of pride because they did a tremendous job," said Jack Willard, senior vice president of marketing and sales for the Battleship New Jersey. "They put their lives on the line to protect our country, and we want to show them thank you, and that we salute them, and this is just a small way of doing that."

Tuesday's event was free and open to the public.

On December 7th be sure to thank those who have served and remember all the lives we lost on that fateful day in 1941.

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