Tryon Palace to Host Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

NEW BERN, NC – Dec. 7, 2017

Tryon Palace will commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, Dec. 7. This free program is open to the public and begins at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center, at 11 a.m.

This event commemorates the 76th anniversary of the day Japanese airplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. More than 2,300 Americans died during the attack that officially began the United States’ involvement in World War II.

The program will include a color guard presentation from the Marine Corps League, Cherry Point Detachment, performances by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, and a keynote address from retired Maj. Gen. Tom Braaten. A commemorative wreath will be displayed in Mattocks Hall, which is also located at the North Carolina History Center.