Pearl Harbor ceremony Dec. 7 at Heritage Park

By Jason A. Smith


McDONOUGH — Henry County will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony Dec. 7.

The ceremony will be at the Veterans Wall of Honor in Heritage Park, 101 Lake Dow Road in McDonough at 12:45 p.m. It will be hosted by the Andrew McBride Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony is Henry County State Court Judge James T. Chafin III.

The event will feature patriotic music by singer Juli Gilbert, a rendition of “Taps” by Jim Houston of Bugles Across America and a presentation of colors by Marine Corps League Detachment 1339 in McDonough.

World War II Veteran E. Jack Turner will lay a wreath in memory of the soldiers who died at Pearl Harbor. He will be escorted by retired U.S Army Command Sergeant Major Jim Joyce, who is also the curator for the Military Museum at Heritage Park.