Parkersburg High School remembers Pearl Harbor Day

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PARKERSBURG. W.Va. (WTAP) - December 7th, 1941 is a day which lives in infamy. 78 years ago Saturday, the Japanese Empire attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing and wounding thousands of Americans.

Friday morning, for the first time in Principal Kenny DeMoss’s memory, Parkersburg High School held a short ceremony honoring the men and women who lost their lives in the attack.

The ceremony featured a performance of the national anthem by the PHS choir, poem readings, and short speeches.

A moment of silence was held between acts to remember the fallen.

“If we can pay respect to those who have paid it forward for us to have all these freedoms and liberties we have today, I think it’s important to recognize that,” said DeMoss.

DeMoss says it’s important to remind kids today just what the Greatest Generation went through while still saying thank you to those who paid it forward.