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Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration planned

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group of Minot will hold a memorial ceremony in conjunction with the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The ceremony will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at The Wellington assisted living facility. There will be a slide presentation about the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, along with photos of the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Oklahoma.

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry will be honoring three North Dakotans with the lighting of a candle for each and laying of a red rose near their photo.

They are:

– Gunners Mate 1st Class Arthur Neuenschwander of Fessenden who was aboard the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

– Fireman 1st Class Lawrence Fecho of Willow City, who was assigned to the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked.

– Radio Man 2nd Class Floyd Arthur Wells of Cavalier, who was one of five radio operators on the USS Arizona when the ship was attacked.

Upon completion of the ceremony, there will be the placing of the folded American flag on a large wreath and the playing of “Taps” by bugler Steve Veikley.

The ceremony is open to the public.

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