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Remembering Pearl Harbor - Dec. 7, 1941

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 5th, 2012


Photo 1: Mendota VFW Post 4079 is among the groups marching in the parade along Water Street in Peru. Photo 2: Attendees recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Photo 3: Area veterans groups gather at the South Shore Boat Club in Peru for the annual Pearl Harbor Day memorial service on Dec. 1. (Reporter photos by Bonnie Morris)


The Peru Veterans Memorial Group hosted their annual Pearl Harbor Day memorial service on Dec. 1.

Following a parade along Water Street to the South Shore Boat Club in Peru, several speakers, including former state senator Gary Dahl, addressed those attending. Special guests of honor were three Pearl Harbor survivors. The service also included a fly-over by three military aircraft and a wreath-laying ceremony in the Illinois River.














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