(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Camden County has partnered with the Gloucester County Freeholder Board to present a virtual Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony to mark the 79th anniversary of Pearl Harbor amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will be viewable online beginning Monday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m.
“Throughout the pandemic, the Camden County Freeholder Board has continuously sought ways to safely and respectfully recognize the sacrifices of our service members. On the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we will be inviting the public to join us virtually to honor America’s heroes,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, a gold star mother and liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs. “We must never forget those who lost their lives nor those who fought so bravely to save others, and we will not allow even this pandemic to stop us from recognizing their patriotism.”
The program will include a Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony presented by officials from both counties’ veterans affairs offices. At the conclusion of the pre-recorded program, there will be a live wreath laying and gun salute from aboard the Battleship New Jersey.
A series of remarks will also be included from:
Gloucester County Freeholder Daniel Christy
U.S. Senator Cory Booker
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross
NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney
More information regarding the presentation is available at https://www.camdencounty.com/event/pearl-harbor-day-commemoration-2/.