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For Immediate Release
Dec. 02, 2011

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Matthew Roberts, Director of Communications
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Arizona Capitol Museum, 3rd Floor Historic Senate Chamber
1700 W. Washington, Phoenix

Please join military veterans and other Arizonans for activities at the State Capitol commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Here is an overview of the events for the day:

• Pearl Harbor Memorial Flag arrives at the State Capitol for honor guard display in the rotunda at 10:30 a.m. An honor guard will accompany the flag which will be “piped” on board by a Navy Boatswain’s call.

• Pearl Harbor Remembrance at Wesley Bolin Plaza 10:55 a.m.

• Pearl Harbor Noontime Speaker Series in the Historic Senate Chamber of the Arizona Capitol Museum. Rear Admiral Gregory C. Horn, Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters and Director of Religious Program, Marine Forces Reserve will be our keynote speaker.

• New artifacts on display in the USS Arizona exhibit, first floor of the Museum.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will honor their Pearl Harbor Memorial Flag with a ceremony beginning at 5:30 a.m. On December 7, 2007 the flag that was flown over the memorial at Pearl Harbor and was awarded to American Legion Post 114 “Bushmasters” of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Every December 7th the Community opens the flag and honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to their country. Following the ceremony the Memorial Flag is escorted to the Capitol for display in the rotunda. We began this tradition last year with a moving Honor Guard display. The flag will be “piped” by a Navy Boatswain’s call on board with an active duty U.S. Navy detail. The flag will arrive by 10:30 a.m. at the latest.

At the Signal Mast and Anchor on Wesley Bolin Plaza the annual remembrance program will be hosted by the Unified Arizona Veterans and the Dept. of Veterans’ Services along with other groups. The program will begin at 10:55 a.m. (time of attack in Hawaii). State Historian Marshall Trimble will be the keynote speaker. Secretary of State Bennett will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the program, Secretary Bennett will invite attendees to the noon program in the Historic Senate Chamber of the Arizona Capitol. Navy personnel and Museum volunteers will escort guests to the Museum.

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