The Greatest Generation
Community members are invited to participate in Port Aransas Museum’s plans for “A Memories of Pearl Harbor Evening” scheduled for Pearl Harbor Day, Monday, Dec. 7.
All who know where they were on that day may share memories and their reactions. Those who are too young to have memories are urged to come listen and learn.
The program is open to the public and no admission will be charged.
The program will start at 7 p.m. with wine and cheese in the museum and adjourn to the Community Center at 8 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance will follow the placing of the flags by the Port Aransas Boy Scouts and the national anthem will be sung.
A brief introduction by Dr. J. Guthrie Ford will address the historical consequences of the Pearl Harbor attack on America and Port Aransas.
Special guest United States Air Force Col. Jack Compton, retired, will recall his memories of flying into the attack on a routine B17 Squadron transfer, with no gas, weapons or knowledge of the attack.
Audience members who have memories to share will then be invited to do so.
A closing benediction will be given by Rev. Richard Safford of Community Presbyterian Church, the colors retired and the Battle Hymn of the Republic sung, closing the program.
First-person accounts are becoming rare and the museum aims to preserve those memories for posterity.
If you have an experience to share, contact Betty Bundy as soon as possible at 749-3406, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a message if there is no answer.