The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting proclaiming November 18, 2014 as “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” in Citrus County, Florida. More than two thousand citizens of the United States were killed and more than one thousand citizens of the United States were wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor, marking the entry of the United States into World War II.
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy and Air Force attacked units of the armed forces of the United States, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, thus making this the Seventy Second anniversary of that historic event. The veterans of World War II, and all other citizens of Citrus County, commemorate December 7 in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, instilling in all people a greater understanding and appreciation of the selfless sacrifice of the individuals who served at Pearl Harbor and continued to distinguish themselves in the armed forces of the United States during World War II.
The Board of County Commissioners urges all citizens to observe this special day each year with appropriate ceremonies and activities, and encourages all county agencies, organizations, and individuals to fly the Flag of the United States at half-staff on each December 7 in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.