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USS Midway Museum Hosts Remembrance on 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Visitors were granted free admission to the museum following the ceremony

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Those whose lives were cut short during the attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago were honored in a remembrance on Tuesday held at the USS Midway Museum.

A missing man formation flyover by Air Group One, traditional Pearl Harbor two-bell tap and ceremonial wreath-laying took place at the event to commemorate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. All are invited to observe the free event and reflect on the lives lost.

Cmdr. Bralyn Cathey, commander of USS John Finn, will be a guest speaker at the Midway.

This marks the first Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony without Stu Hedley, a longtime San Diego resident, veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor who died earlier this year just shy of his 100th birthday.

The ceremony was held Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. before museum hours. Visitors were granted free admission to the museum after the remembrance.

The attack on Pearl Harbor made quite in impact on how San Diego was shaped into the city we know and love today. One local historian from the USS Midway Museum explains how.
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