County Commissioners proclaim Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week

The Board of Clermont County Commissioners has proclaimed Dec. 6 – 12 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week in Clermont County.

The proclamation, accepted by local Pearl Harbor survivor Joe Whitt, recognized the sacrifices and unparalleled heroism that occurred on Dec. 7, 1941, when a sudden attack on the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor took the lives of more than 2,400 Americans, injuring many others.

“As Americans who enjoy the blessings of living in a free nation today, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who defended our nation on that day in 1941,” said Board of County Commissioners President Ed Humphrey, reading the proclamation.  “We are grateful for all who have answered duty’s call in defense of our nation.”