ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People joined together in Albany on Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
The Southwest Georgia Coalition of Veterans Associations hosted the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at Veterans park amphitheater.
The ceremony focused on how the attack on the morning of December 7, 1941 changed the course of American history.
The short program also recognized World War II veterans present.
"It's to give recognition to especially the World War II veterans that have served, and there were quite a few that were out here, and for those that are still serving and defending our nation," said Chairman of Southwest Georgia Coalition Veterans Associations Paul Murray. "Just to remind people and hope that we will be prepared next time. The United States has only been attacked twice, Pearl Harbor and of course 9/11."
There was also a reading of the President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech, along with a cannon salute and a rifle salute.