Pearl Harbor 81st Anniversary Remembrance Day 9 Photos

For more than 80 years, December 7 has been recognized as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. As communities reflect on this day in history, Mayor Demings and Orange County Government would like to recognize our veterans for their service and sacrifice to this great nation.

On the afternoon of December 7, 2022, American Legion Post 331 and the Orange County Mayor’s Veteran’s Advisory Council paid tribute to those who served during WWII, as well as hosted their fourth annual recognition of Doris “Dorie” Miller — the first African American recipient of the Navy Cross for his extraordinary service on December 7, 1941. In honor and remembrance of this day, several proclamations were presented to The American Legion Department of Florida Commander, Eunice M. Butts; The American Legion Dorie Miller Memorial Post 331 Commander, Larry Colleton; Retired U.S. Navy and Retired Air Force, Marine, Army (RAFMAN) Club President, Arthur Jarvis; Buffalo Soldiers Orlando Chapter President, DJ Man; and WWII veteran, Ulysses Floyd.

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