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USS KIDD to host Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies

USS KIDD to host Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies
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POSTED: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 7:04am

The USS KIDD will be hosting a ceremony  observing the 71th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Friday December 7.

Services will be held aboard the USS KIDD at 11:55 AM.

Approximately 2,400 Americans were killed on that tragic morning. Among those killed were forty-five Louisianans and Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, after whom the USS KIDD is named.

Immediately after Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies, the United States Coast Guard will hold a memorial service in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza to honor and remember the seventeen crewmen lost aboard the Coast Guard buoy tender USCGC WHITE ALDER (WLM-541).

On December 7, 1968, the WHITE ALDER sunk in the Mississippi River near White Castle, LA after a collision with the Taiwanese freighter M/V HELENA. Both ceremonies are free and open to the public.

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