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Sacramento public invited to Pearl Harbor remembrance

Bugler Baldwin Wong salutes as a wreath is lain into the Sacramento River during a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at Discovery Park in Sacramento on Friday, December 7, 2012.
Bugler Baldwin Wong salutes as a wreath is lain into the Sacramento River during a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at Discovery Park in Sacramento on Friday, December 7, 2012. rbenton@sacbee.com

The public is invited to the solemn wreath-laying ceremony at Discovery Park that each year marks the attack at Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II.

The ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday is the 28th such gathering at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. The guest speaker will be retired Navy Capt. Frank Coughlin, former commanding officer of the Naval Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, in the early 1990s.

The Submarine Veterans of World War II, a group that disbanded in 2010, started the ceremony 28 years ago. The remembrance has been continued by the Gold Country Base of the United States Submarine Veterans.

The group’s goal is to keep alive the memory of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and to honor the heroism and sacrifice of American military at Oahu, Hawaii, that fateful day.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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