CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137


TRENTON, N.J.—This Sunday at noon, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes will welcome veterans and other members of the Greater Mercer County community to a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor.  The ceremony will be at the Grand Street location of Catholic War Veterans in Trenton, and the public is encouraged to attend. 

Hughes will speak briefly, and then introduce the rest of the day’s program. This year’s program will feature guest speaker Capt. Stanley Winowicz, U.S.N.R, the tradition of laying a wreath at the base of the American flag, the laying of a second wreath by the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, and a 21-gun salute by the Catholic War Veterans Post 417.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors.


WHAT: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes welcomes veterans to the 2009 Pearl Harbor commemorative ceremony.

WHEN: 12 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2009

WHERE: Catholic War Veterans Post 417, 301 Grand Street, Trenton.