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A memorial service for Pearl Harbor on Tuesday on the lakeside of Decatur’s Beach House Restaurant. The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Support Committee of Macon County and the Honorary Guards of Macon County. Please see here for the detail.



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DECATUR — There was no sound other than wooden boots as US Navy Logistics Specialist second class Michael Lipscomb carried a wreath to the edge of the dock on Lake Decatur on Tuesday. Even the geese on the lake swimming in the nearby frigid waters were quiet.

He gently threw it into the water, then secured the line to the dock, and his fellow sailors, Yeoman First Class Adrian Bracammonte and personnel specialist Second Class Sean Henny accompanied him but waited a few feet behind. Because I was there, I retreated and salute, and salute again.

Tuesday was the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which killed 2,403 people., Injured another 1,000 people and showed the United States’ entry into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a day to live on a notorious day” in his speech to the public the next day.

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“No matter how long it takes to overcome this planned aggression, their justice Americans may win an absolute victory,” Roosevelt said. “I believe we interpret the will of Congress and the people when we not only protect ourselves to the fullest, but also assert that this form of betrayal will never endanger us again. increase.”

The Macon County Veterans Support Commission and the Macon County Honorary Guard held a solemn ceremony on the shore of the lake outside the beach house restaurant.

Lip Scone’s first mission was Pearl Harbor, where he had just joined the Navy.

The guest speaker of the crowd at the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony on the lakeside of Decatur’s Beach House Restaurant on Tuesday was US Army veteran James Francis. Please see here for the detail.



“I was able to go to the (USS) Arizona Memorial and walk around the deck plates,” said Lip Scone. “It is my honor to serve them and remember them as they were.”

Notable speaker James Francis Edward Keith of the United States Army has retired and said Pearl Harbor Anniversary was not established until 1994.



Bill Haynes welcomes the crowds gathered at the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony on Tuesday at the lakeside of Decatur’s Beach House Restaurant. The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Support Committee of Macon County and the Honorary Guards of Macon County.


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“If my calculations are correct, it’s about 24 days and 52 years past the deadline,” Keith said.

He said the reason everyone went cold on Tuesday was to thank the selfless sacrifice of the individuals who served.



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Featured speaker, U.S. military veteran James Keith, overcame the “internal political enemies” that divided us and brought our country to those who attended the Pearl Harbor memorial service on Tuesday. Encouraged against external threats at risk.


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“Some of the things I discovered while preparing this were the youngest WWII veterans who were 12 years old,” Keith said on August 15, 1942 in Texas. He mentioned Calvin Graham, who enlisted in Houston, and said, “I pray to God that this will never happen again. The oldest person I found was less than a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., who commanded the infantry division of North Africa and died just over a month after landing in Utah Beach at the age of 56. In 1944, he was subsequently awarded the Honorary Medal of Parliament. At the age of 57, I pray to God that I have the motivation and ability to serve this great country, even if I need it. “



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LS3 Michael Lipscomb, left, WN1 Adrian Bracamonte and PF2 Sean Hennies salute after placing a commemorative wreath on Lake Decatur at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony at Nelson Park. The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Support Committee of Macon County and the Honorary Guards of Macon County.


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Among the dead in USS Arizona were a father, a son, and 23 siblings. As of Tuesday, it is estimated that less than 75 survivors are still alive. He said 671,278 US troops were killed during World War II and 407,316 were killed.



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LS3 Michael Lipscomb salutes after placing a commemorative wreath on Lake Decatur at a memorial service for Pearl Harbor at Nelson Park. The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Support Committee of Macon County and the Honorary Guards of Macon County.


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He said the military sacrifices in the national conflict were the same.

“Ask combat veterans, maybe they’ll tell you,” Keith said. “Maybe. So how did the 67 Dainichi this fleet travel about 4,000 miles without being detected? Much is written about the failure of intelligence activities leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor attack knows when and what will be attacked and is still under investigation.

“As a retired lieutenant colonel who spent the last few years of my Army career as an operational-level planner and has been taught the value of history, especially military history, throughout my career, the US failure at Pearl Harbor is the same. I think these failures are the result of national indifference, indifference, and polarized parties while the international political environment is changing. We react rather than anticipate these changes. We just have to look here, “he added. Pointing to the 9/11 monument nearby, “I was brought here from New York: 2,996 people were killed in New York, Arlington, Virginia and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, resulting in the United States. Started a war with Arlington, Iraq and Syria for 20 years. “



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LS3 Michael Lipscomb salutes after placing a commemorative wreath on Lake Decatur at the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony on Tuesday at Nelson Park. The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Support Committee of Macon County and the Honorary Guards of Macon County.


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Today, he said, there are threats from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

“We don’t have to find an internal political enemy,” he said. “We have a lot of real external threats that pose a clear existential threat to the existence of our country. We remain vigilant against these real external threats and they as needed. Must continue to be prepared to stop. “

Greg Collins, the director of the Veterans Support Commission, spoke to Keith.



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At the ceremony on Tuesday, a wreath is floating above Lake Decatur to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Tuesday was the 80th anniversary of Japan’s attack, which marked the US entry into World War II, killing 2,403 people and injuring another 1,000.


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“The Navy really wanted to show up again this year, but they came out with all their might. I was very impressed with it,” Collins said. “As a veteran, it’s always nice to see so many people appear. It gives us that common bond. It’s good and I think it worked very well.”

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