BOCC remembers Pearl Harbor Day

The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Jeff Kinnard, First Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Second Vice-Chairman Scott Carnahan, Ron Kitchen and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured recognizing Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on Dec. 4, 2018, proclaiming Dec.7, 2018 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Citrus County and marking the 77th anniversary of that historic event.

On Dec,1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy and Air Force attacked units of the armed forces of the United States, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than two thousand citizens of the United States were killed and more than 1,000 citizens of the United States were wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor which precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II.

The veterans of World War II and all other citizens of Citrus County commemorate Dec/ 8 in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, instilling in all people a greater understanding and appreciation of the selfless sacrifice of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor and those who served at Pearl Harbor and continued to distinguish themselves in the armed force of the United State during World War II.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims Dec. 7, 2018 as “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” in Citrus County, Florida and calls these observances to the attention of all our citizens.

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