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Ceremony is Wednesday to remember 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

ST. PAUL -- The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad and Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs are hosting a special 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Minne...

ST. PAUL - The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad and Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs are hosting a special 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul.

The event honors those who gave their lives that day and remembers those who live on to tell the story. Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Thill will be an honorary guest.
Free parking is available in the History Center lot, and there is no cost to attend the ceremony. The program will be live-streamed at mnhs.org/pearlharborevent. Schools, veteran posts and citizens from across the state are expected to watch live.
Participating in the program are Thill, Gov. Mark Dayton, Brigadier General (Ret.) Joseph Kelly, the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad and the 34th Red Bull Band - Brass Quartet.

Afternoon events at the Minnesota History Center include a Tolling of the Boats: Pearl Harbor Edition at 1 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium; speaker Marc Wortman, “Leading up to Pearl Harbor” at 3:30 p.m.; and Dave Kenney, author of “Minnesota Goes to War,” at 7 p.m.

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