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WVU to hold annual Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony

A soldier rings the bell at Oglebay Plaza on the WVU campus during a previously held Pearl Harbor Day ceremony. He is dressed in olive-colored clothing and is wearing a olive-colored hat. He is positioned partially behind the mast of the USS West Virginia

WVU holds the annual Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony on the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks at the mast of the USS West Virginia, Dec. 7, 2021. (WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

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WHO & WHAT: The West Virginia University Center for Veterans, Military and Family Programs will host the annual Pearl Harbor Day ceremony to honor the lives lost during the attacks at Pearl Harbor.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m.

WHERE: USS West Virginia mast and bell in front of Oglebay Hall, Downtown


During the ceremony, there will be a 21-gun salute with three volleys being fired. The keynote speaker is U.S. Army Brigadier General Hope Rampy.

Those wishing to attend the event in person are asked to arrive early. Those who cannot attend in person should follow @wvumountaineers and @WVUVeteransHQ on Facebook and @WestVirginiaU and @WVUVeterans on Twitter. 

Following the ceremony, many participants will attend the WVU men’s basketball game against Navy, the Military Appreciation game. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at the Coliseum.


Program Specialist/School Certifying Official
WVU Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs

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