NEWS | Dec. 8, 2017

Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony honors fallen service members

By Staff Sgt. William A. O'Brien Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing (AW) commander and Chief Master Sgt. Jennifer Kersey, 437th AW command chief, toss a biodegradable wreath from the USS Yorktown into the Charleston Harbor in honor of the service members who died in the Pearl Harbor attacks, Dec. 7,1941 during the 76th Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony at Patriots Point Dec. 7, 2017. The ceremony also featured comments from Donald L. Ralph, a survivor of the attack, the reading of a sailor's diary entries in the days following the attack and a speech from a Silver Star recipient.