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Pearl Harbor Survivors to hold Dec. 7 event & be honored at Sporting KC MLS Cup game

Mission, Kan. …. Pearl Harbor survivors in Johnson County, Kan., will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack with a reception from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway in Mission, Kan. The event is free and the public is invited.

Survivors will recount memories of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that led to U.S. involvement in World War II. A moment of silence will be observed at 11:55 a.m., the Kansas City time the bombing began. A Marine Corps color guard will present the colors, and Mission Mayor Laura McConwell will make a proclamation.


The survivors will also be honored at approximately 3:15 p.m. at the Sporting KC Major League Soccer championship game.

Local Pearl Harbor veterans are:
Jack Carson, 90, Overland Park, Kan. (Army Air Corps)
Dorwin Lamkin, 91, Mission, Kan. (Navy)
Edmund Russell, 96, Lenexa, Kan. (Army Air Corps)
 

A remembrance will also be given in honor of the late Jesse Dunnagan, who had spoken at previous Dec. 7 events. A Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran who lived in Prairie Village, he died in May at age 92.
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