Pearl Harbor Remembered

December 9th, 2005    Author: Crystal Rombke    Filed Under: News

Sixty-four years ago, Americans were devastated by the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. Today, Clermont County still recognizes these American heroes.

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Pearl Harbor survivors were honored at the old New Richmond School in New Richmond.

The event was sponsored by the American Legion. There are nine posts in Clermont County. Chris Padgett, Clermont County American Legion Commander said that all but two were represented at the ceremony.

The ceremony started with the parade of colors by the Marine Color Guard, Leatherneck Detachment 393 and a welcome by Padgett. Padgett gave an emotional history of the accounts of Pearl Harbor and what led us to World War II.

New Richmond Boy Scouts troop 155 came to the Pearl Harbor ceremony Dec. 4 to pay respects to the Pearl Harbor survivors. Front row from left are Pierce Williford, Colton Farmer, Jacob Verdin, and Frankie Verdin; back row, Harold Jones, Joe Whitt, and George Morton.
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