November - December 2021 Holiday Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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Pearl Harbor Commemoration

December 7 at Tonaquint Cemetery

Wreaths Across America December 18 at Tonaquint Cemetery

For the past 10 years, a Wreaths Across America ceremony has been held annually at Tonaquint Cemetery every December, followed by wreath laying assisted by volunteers. The goal of Wreaths Across America is threefold: · To honor the fallen · To remember those who have served To remember those who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, American Legion Post 90 will host a wreath-laying ceremony at Tonaquint Cemetery on December 7 at 10:48 a.m.—the exact time of the attack 80 years earlier. The public is invited to attend. St. George area veterans may participate in the wreath-laying ceremony. Described by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as “a date which will live in infamy,” Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II. The losses were catastrophic. There were 2,403 killed and 1,178 wounded, along with four American battleships sunk and nearly 350 aircrafts damaged or destroyed.

· To teach children the value of freedom This year’s event will be held on December 18 with the ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at Tonaquint Cemetery. At the conclusion of the wreath laying at this location, St. George police will escort volunteers to St. George Cemetery to lay the balance of remembrance wreaths. To sponsor wreaths or get more information, send inquiries to colorcountrywaa@gmail.com, or contact Valerie King at (714) 686-2496.V If you have any further questions about holiday activities, please email David Cordero at david.cordero@sgcity.org.

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