Please join the Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee on Sunday December 5, at 2:00 p.m. for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day as we recall the events that took place on December 7, 1941 and pay tribute to the 3,581 servicemen and women who were wounded or killed eighty years ago. The public is invited to attend the event at the Hampden Township Veterans Park at 4345 Marketplace Way in Enola.
The program will begin with posting of the colors by American Legion Post 109 from Mechanicsburg and the singing of the National Anthem by Mr. Matt Robinson.
The keynote speaker is Commander Thomas P. Newman. CDR Newman is a native of Meridian, Mississippi and enlisted in the Navy in 1998 and was commissioned an officer in 2007. At sea, CDR Newman served aboard USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Trenton (LPD 14), USS Tarawa (LHA 1), and most recently, on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as staff oceanographer and battle watch captain for Commander Carrier Strike Group 11. Ashore, he served as Current Operations (N31), Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command; flag aide to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence; and tactics instructor, Naval Information Warfighting Development Center. He is currently a student at the US Army War College.
From President Roosevelt’s address to Congress on December 8, 1941:
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy the United States of
America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire
of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph so help us God.”