Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec. 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few service members who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national consciousness.
Many brave service members were asleep or about their morning routines when the Japanese bombers delivered a blow that would decide America’s involvement in World War II. More than 2,400 service members died during the early morning attack.
My late father-in-law, Joe Shesko, joined the Navy and fought in the South Pacific on a destroyer during the war in the years to follow. Thousands of other American men and women from almost every family across the country were a part of the war effort because of that fateful day.
I invite you, along with the members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 737, to take a moment and remember the men and women who lost their lives that day, 76 years ago.
American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of $3.1 billion. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org
ALA Unit 737, Lake Milton