Pearl Harbor remembrance events around Tampa Bay

The morning of December 7, 1941 remains unforgettable.

The naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii was attacked by 300 Japanese airplanes, killing more than 2,4000 Americans and pushing the country into World War II.

Today, on the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, events across Tampa Bay will be held to remember the victims and veterans.

Veterans Resource Center Opens
At 10 a.m., Hillsborough County leaders and veterans will officially open the Veterans Resource Center, as well as dedicated the new World War II Memorial at the park, located 3602 U.S. highway 301 North in Tampa. 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
At 5 p.m., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4256 will hold a wreath ceremony at the John’s Pass Bridge in Madeira Beach. The event will be conducted by Post Commander Ronald Mills, a Vietnam War veteran, and will be attended by VFW members and other U.S. military veterans, post auxiliary members and the public. Mills and participants will assemble at the Johns Pass post facility and at 5:15 p.m. make a short walk from the post to the John’s Pass Bridge where a military veteran will drop a ceremonial wreath into the water, and offer remarks after.