Event will observe Pearl Harbor’s 75th annniversary

WARREN — The public is invited to join the Tribune Chronicle in honoring and remembering the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The event, “Pearl Harbor and Beyond,” will be 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Kent State University at Trumbull. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by KSU and Trumbull County Veterans Services, one of the highlights of the night’s program will be a live interview with Pearl Harbor survivor James Werner, 95, of Bristol.

Also on the program is the premiere performance of “A Family’s Pearl Harbor,” written and directed by Melisa Trickett of Berlin Center.

In addition, footage and pictures from the attack will be shown before the event. During the event, there will be vocal music, and Gabrielle Jones, 17, a senior at Warren G. Harding High School, will present her Voice of Democracy speech, “My Responsibility to America.”

The Civil Air Patrol Squadron Honor Guard from Youngstown Air Reserve Station will post and retire the colors. Tribune Chronicle Publisher Charles Jarvis will moderate the event.

“This event honors the service and sacrifice of those who served in the military and remembers those who lost their lives,” said Sue Shafer, Tribune Chronicle community events coordinator.

“We also honor the ‘can-do’ spirit of the American people who banded together for a common goal and resolved to persevere to retain our freedom and keep the world safe.

“We hope the community will understand the importance and significance of this event and would ask a middle or high school student to attend this event with them.”

The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available through the Tribune Chronicle by calling Shafer at 330-841-1696 or by stopping by the newspaper office, 240 Franklin St. SE, between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a limit of four tickets per person.

The event will be in the auditorium in the administration building at KSU Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. The auditorium is handicap-accessible.