For Immediate Release
Arkansas Secretary of State Hosts 71st Pearl Harbor Commemoration
(Dec. 4, 2012) LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin invites the public to join him in honoring survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
“Each year we remember the attack that brought America into World War II by honoring the Arkansas men who survived that day,” Martin said.
The ceremony begins at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, in the Capitol Rotunda on the second floor.
“Only about 1.5 million veterans of World War II are still alive, of over 16 million who served,” Martin said. “That’s a great loss to our nation, and we deeply honor their service. The Arkansans who were stationed at Pearl Harbor are especially near our hearts at this time of year.”
“I encourage all of our citizens to join us for Friday’s ceremony,” Martin added. “It’s important that we honor the families of those who served and sacrificed, and those who are still doing so.”