Veterans home to host Pearl Harbor remembrance

Mike Higdon, a Vietnam veteran who served as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne, lays a wreath in 2012, honoring Congressional Medal of Honor recipients at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield.

A ceremony in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day will be 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield in the Ploesti Room. The veterans home, 1220 WW II Memorial Drive, is hosting the event to express the gratitude Americans owe the men and women who lost their lives that infamous day, Dec. 7, 1941. 

The assault, which lasted less than two hours, claimed the lives of more than 2,500 people, wounded 1,000 more and damaged or destroyed 18 American ships and nearly 300 airplanes. Almost half of the casualties at Pearl Harbor occurred on the battleship USS Arizona, which was hit four times by Japanese bombers. These men and women gave their all to our nation, and the survivors went on to ensure our cherished freedoms and way of life.  

Join the veterans of Foreign War Post 3544, American Legion Post 10, Kansas Veterans Home, and the Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield in honoring these heroes who taught everyone that American ideals and way of life are worth fighting for to ensure the preservation of the freedoms Americans enjoy.

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