SILVER CREEK - Pearl Harbor Day services will be held Friday at 10:55 a.m. at the VFW Samuel Cimino Post 6472, 13 N. Main St., Silver Creek. The public is invited to a special ceremony Friday for the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. The commemoration and memorial service start at 10:55 a.m., the precise time (7:55 a.m. in Honolulu) alarm warnings began sounding aboard the USS Arizona. It will honor those Navy, Army, Marines and all military personnel and civilians who lost their lives on that day that lives in infamy. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Ceremonies begin with a short history of the events leading up to the attack, followed by the Bosun's Pipe, which bellows out "now hear this," along with the symbolic ringing of the ships bell. These lasting tributes to deceased veterans give recognition, and ceremony to those who served their country. The Honor Guard, in close order drill, fires three times each with their MI rifles to provide a 21-gun volley for the deceased veterans. The finale is a brilliant but haunting sound of taps by the post bugler.
Afterward will be a wreath laying ceremony at Lake Erie near Borrello Park to honor those military personnel and civilians who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941.
All are reminded to fly the United States flag at half mast from sunrise to sunset.