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    NSE Honors Pearl Harbor in Remembrance Ceremony

    Naval Station Everett Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day Celebration

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven | 151207-N-LQ926-008 EVERETT, Wash. (Dec. 7, 2015) Naval Station Everett (NSE) color...... read more read more

    EVERETT, Wash. - Sailors, veterans and Department of Defense (DoD) employees gathered at Naval Station Everett’s (NSE) Grand Vista Ballroom for a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony, Dec. 7.

    The ceremony opened with the presentation of colors and was followed with a moment of silence to remember those who were lost during the tragic events that transpired in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 74 years ago.

    The ceremony featured guest speakers, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a special roll call and honor salute for veterans in attendance.

    Lt. Cmdr. Carl Stamper, NSE chaplain, opened with an invocation after colors.

    "Lord, let us consider how you used this event to shape individuals in the nation," said Stamper.

    After the invocation, NSE Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Lakamp spoke.

    "Today we remember those who paid the ultimate price on that Sunday morning 74 years ago," said Lakamp. "We’re here to honor all World War II veterans who recall the last moments of peace, the first horrors of war, and the faces of fallen friends."

    The theme of this year's historic commemoration, "Preserving the Memory," focuses on how we keep the story of the attack on Oahu, Hawaii and World War II, alive for the nation and the world.

    "Over 2,400 of our military died at Pearl Harbor 74 years ago; today, we gather to mourn them," said Norman Goldstein, a WWII veteran from Cleveland. "I am proud to have served my beloved country."

    Fellow WWII veteran Clyde Fields followed with remarks.

    "We were just a bunch of kids," said Fields. "For my good buddies that didn't get to come home like I did, my flag goes up every day."

    The ceremony concluded with the laying of the wreath and an honor salute.

    "The courage and strength demonstrated at Pearl Harbor and during WWII holds a place among our country's honored history," said LaKamp.

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    Date Taken: 12.07.2015
    Date Posted: 12.07.2015 21:50
    Story ID: 183770
    Location: EVERETT, WA, US 

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