Remembering Pearl Harbor
The VFW reflects on a day which has become synonymous with our nation’s determination and unbreakable spirit
Dec 04, 2017
Thursday marks the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. recognizes all who served and
remembers those who paid the ultimate sacrifice that fateful day and in
the years that followed.
attack on Pearl Harbor was an immense tragedy, the likes of which
America had never seen before. Leaving 3,500 dead or wounded and our
naval forces nearly crippled, the events of Dec. 7, 1941, altered the
course of history.
The attack awoke a sleeping giant, and has become synonymous with our
nation’s determination and unbreakable spirit. It continues to stand as a
testament to future generations that while our homeland may be attacked
and our buildings destroyed, our enemies will never defeat our republic
or our way of life.
On this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the VFW asks every
American to take a moment to remember and be inspired by the
contributions, devotion and character of all who have served and
sacrificed for our nation’s freedom.
Lynden Post 9301 will be doing a remembrance ceremony at Tractor
Supply on Front St in Lynden at the flag pole that our post purchased
and dedicated on July 2, 1992. We will be there at 8:00am to place the flag at 1/2 staff, and at 4:00 pm to raise the flag.