Lake Como in Smyrna will be hosting a Pearl Harbor day of remembrance on Dec. 7.
Veterans from Townsend’s Firebase Lloyd, the town of Smyrna, and Vietnam Veterans of America will commemorate the attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor that triggered America’s involvement in World War II.
The free ceremony will have refreshments. It starts at 11 a.m.
The memorial features a traditional stone marker depicting an image of the attack on the harbor’s battleship row in 1941.
It incorporates a 3,000 pound anchor from a 1942 U.S. Navy destroyer.
The project, completed in 2018, was a collaboration of funding from the state, local contractors, the Veterans of Firebase Lloyd, the Delaware State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America and local WWII veterans.
Chapter 83 undertook the Pearl Harbor Memorial project as a way of honoring those who served in the war, many of whom were the fathers of Vietnam veterans.
“We invite all American Patriots to join us to honor those from the Greatest Generation as well as showing your love and support for America during these tumultuous times,” said Terry Baker, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 83 president.
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