Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Here are some photos from today’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony held by the Greater Lowell Veteran’s Council this morning at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  Mayor Rodney Elliott and State Representative Colleen Garry offered remarks during the ceremony in the Hall of Flags.  Also in attendance were State Representative Dave Nangle and City Councilors Rita Mercier and James Milinazzo.  After the speaking portion of the program all moved outside to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge which carries East Merrimack Street across the Concord River.  There, a “water ceremony” was conducted to honor those lost at sea.

During the “water ceremony” flowers are cast into the Concord River to honor those lost at sea

Flowers from the “water ceremony” on the Concord River

Rifle salute by the firing squad then taps is played

Two of my favorite veterans: Bob Page and Roland Provencher