Area veterans and representatives from West Virginia University marked the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Oglebay Plaza on WVU s Downtown Campus. The ceremony is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 548.
Similar ceremonies have been held annually since the early 1970s. In 2007, a commemorative bronze plaque with the names of 106 sailors who died during the attack on the USS West Virginia was dedicated. It hangs on the wall surrounding the mast of the Battleship USS West Virginia as a tribute to veterans. The West Virginia was one of the ships sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor, but was raised and returned to service before the end of the war.
WVU s Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity also coordinated bell-ringing services at the site.
Here are some images from the ceremony: