By Kristin Rover
Clermont County Commissioners proclaimed Dec. 1-7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week in Clermont County during their Nov. 19 session.
Commissioner Ed Humphrey read the proclamation during the meeting.
“We remember those who died on that terrible Sunday morning,” Humphrey said. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who defended us on that day.”
Humphrey said 2,400 died during the devastating assault at Pearl Harbor.
He said Dec. 1-7 will be Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week in Clermont County and Dec. 7 will be Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
“Flags will be flown at half-staff Dec. 7,” Humphrey said.
Humphrey said a tribute will also be held to remember Pearl Harbor at the Market Street School in New Richmond at 2 p.m. Dec. 1.
Clermont County Veterans’ Service Executive Director Howard Daugherty received the proclamation on behalf of veterans in the county.
“On behalf of Joe Whitt, our last Pearl Harbor survivor, I wish to thank you,” Daugherty said.
Daugherty said he hopes to see as many people at the ceremony as possible and is thankful for the support Clermont County gives veterans.