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Saxe Flag Raising Ceremony Honors Pearl Harbor Day

Saxe Flag Ceremony

Honoring the sacrifices and dedication of both civilians and military, Saxe Middle School recognized National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with a Flag Raising Ceremony and special morning announcement. To honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, flags across our nation are flown at half-mast on Pearl Harbor Day. The morning ceremony at Saxe featured Saxe 5th graders Agri Das, Cooper Colthup, Dylan Azzopardi, and Luca Pantaleo (pictured left to right) performing a Flag Raising Ceremony. The flag was then lowered to half-mast for the remainder of the day.

This year marked the 75th anniversary of the attack on the Unites States Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, in which 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 were wounded. In the attack, three naval cruisers, three destroyers, a training ship, and a minelayer were damaged or sunk. 188 U.S. aircraft were also destroyed. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his address to congress the day after the attack, called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” The USS Arizona remains in her sunken position today, and in 1962, the USS Arizona Memorial was built - right over the remains of the ship - to honor those who died in the attacks.