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Saturday, December 07, 2013

2013 Pearl Harbor Ceremony

Mr. Albero,

Please find attached a few photos from today's 72nd Commemoration of the Attacks on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific Memorial in Hawaii. 

The first photo shows the USS Halsey rendering honors to the USS Arizona Memorial, and to the Survivors on the shore. A wreath was presented by a Pearl Harbor survivor, an active duty service member, an elementary school child, and a US Park Ranger in honor of each of the 5 Services, and one for the State of Hawaii. 

I was given the honor of representing the United States Marine Corps at this ceremony. 

Sergeant Ian D. Insley


Anonymous said...

Dear Sergeant Insley, thank you for your service to our Country and for sharing your pictures and participation in the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Semper Fi,
MSgt Don Coffin, USMC(RET)

Anonymous said...

Very memorable honor Ian Insley and thank your for serving in the Marine Corps. And what a beautiful day it was in Hawaii.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

Sergeant Insley, thank you so much for all that you and so many have done for us. I feel with the way things are today that it means more to the old timers like us then the ones that will never know what it cost you and those that have fought for us. It is so sad to see that less then 20 people were there. I am so humble to live in country that have people like you and so wish there were more. Thank you and God bless. map

Anonymous said...

So, what is your point?

Sgt USMC said...

There were over 2500 in attendance, and thousands more watched via a live web feed. There were other commemorations held yesterday across the country. The photos I sent Mr. Albero were of the ship rendering honors and the Wreath presentation.