Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance & Ceremony

The Virginia Historical Society

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Quill Theatre and the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) present an original multimedia event, INFAMY: Remembering Pearl Harbor<http://events.vahistorical.org/site/R?i=nYUlvIaUJIFfFDMyogYrGw>. Experience the sights and sounds of December 7, 1941—“a date which will live in infamy”— through live readings of first-hand accounts, archival film footage, and audio recordings that will bring to life the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people in both Virginia and Hawaii as the United States was drawn into the Second World War. Performances will take place on December 5, 6 and 7 at 10:30 a.m., and December 7 at 7 p.m. in the Robins Family Forum at the VHS.

The Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street

75th Commonwealth’s Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony, U.S. Navy Captain Derek A. Trinque, Commanding Officer of the USS Normandy, will be the keynote speaker Wednesday, December 7, 11 am. It is co-hosted with the Richmond Council, Navy League of the United States. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. “More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 wounded during the surprise attack which resulted in the United States declaring war on the Japanese Empire and entering World War II,” Hassell said. For more information about the 75th Commonwealth’s Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony, please call the Virginia War Memorial at 804.786.2060 or visit www.vawarmemorial.org.