Flags at all City of Clarksville offices are flying at half-staff today in honor of those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Included in the 2,403 Americans killed in action, 1,178 wounded in action, 640 that were never accounted for were twenty Tennessee service members who were killed on the USS Arizona.
The atrocities inflicted on the U.S. at Pearl Harbor leave images that we cannot forget. They dim, however, in the light of the bravery and dedication shown by the heroes who fought valiantly to protect us,” said Mayor Kim McMillan. “Today, we continue to remember and honor each of them for their devotion to their country and the sacrifices that they, and their families, made.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has declared December 7, 2012 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.