National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day service is set for Tuesday at Culver Academies

By TSgt Michael Holzworth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Memorial Service commemorating 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor is set for Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Memorial Chapel on the grounds of Culver Academies and there will be a very special guest.

100-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor Jim DeWitt, of Culver, the last known survivor of the attack to reside in Indiana.

Some 2,400 Americans lost their lives as a result of the attack which thrust the United States into World War II.

The Memorial Chapel at Culver was built to honor the Culver graduates who served and died in World War II.

Since then, the designation has expanded to include subsequent conflicts including Korea, Vietnam, and the War on Terror.

The public is invited to attend. The service begins at 5 p.m.


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