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Pearl Harbor remembered on Coast Guard Island

Submitted by on 1, December 8, 2009 – 5:40 amNo Comment

U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa Leake

Coast Guard Island played host to a ceremony Monday morning commemorating the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II.

This photo shows Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Harrison, a machinery technician stationed at the Base Support Unit Alameda, and Mickey Ganitch, a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 2, placing a memorial wreath during the ceremony. The wreath was placed at 9:55 a.m. to coincide with the time of the attack.

Capt. Keith J. Turro, Base Support Command Alameda commander, was slated to be the keynote speaker and Ganitch also spoke, to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the attack.

A few of the local papers wrote some nice stories about the ceremony: The San Mateo Daily Journal did a piece on survivor George C. Larsen, and the Oakland Tribune did a piece on Ganitch.

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