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Pearl Harbor survivors to gather at Heritage Park for Remembrance Service
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Pearl Harbor survivors to gather at Heritage Park for Remembrance Service

McDonough - A Pearl Harbor Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the Veterans Wall of Honor at Heritage Park in McDonough on Wednesday, December 7, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Andrew McBride Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The keynote speaker will be Bob Schmutzler, a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. He will also participate in a Laying of the Wreath, escorted by Commandant Tom Oakes, Sam Lites and Harry McCann, McDonough Marine Corps League and Commandant Randy Barnes, Griffin Marine Corps League.

Helen Busbin of the Andrew McBride Chapter of the DAR will provide opening and closing remarks, and the DAR speaker will be Christine Hurst. The National Anthem will be performed by Juli Gilbert, God Bless America will be sung by Sam Lites and Taps will be played by bugler Randy Rawlins. Pete Smart of VFW Post 11576 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and other speakers include DAR members Anne Gauthier, Amy Penn and Ida Lou Sims.

There will be a special tribute “Today We Remember” ceremonial ringing of the bells at 12:55 followed by a moment of silence.

Heritage Park is located at 101 Lake Dow Road, just off Highway 81 east of McDonough.  For more information, please contact Henry County Parks & Recreation at 770.288.7300.

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