- Bend Heroes Foundation
DECEMBER 7TH, 2014 as PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
WHEREAS, December 7th, 2014 marks the seventy-third anniversary of the premeditated attack on Pearl Harbor propelling our nation into WWII, and
WHEREAS, several Bend Veterans were stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and
WHEREAS, Prior to December 7, 1941, Company “I” 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division (Sunset) was a National Guard unit headquartered in Bend and Commanded by Captain John Lincoln Chute, and
WHEREAS, the attack on Pearl Harbor caused Company “I” to be activated and served with distinction in the South Pacific during WWII when Major Chute was killed, and
WHEREAS, American Legion Post 4 in Bend was renamed to honor Major John L. Chute and WWI Veteran Percy A. Stevens also from Bend, and
WHEREAS, Bend is home to Pearl Harbor Survivors Dick Higgins, US Navy and Harvey Waldron US Navy, and
WHEREAS, Bend’s citizens should remember and honor the more than 2,400 members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, and
WHEREAS, This commemoration is intended to instill a greater understanding, respect and appreciation for the selfless sacrifice of men and women who served and died during WWII, and
WHEREAS, Bend’s citizens owe a deep debt of gratitude to all who served, are serving and will serve in our nation’s Armed Forces.
NOW, THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Council of the City of Bend, Oregon hereby proclaims December 7, 2014 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The City Council encourages the citizens of the City of Bend to show their appreciation for the service and sacrifices of Bend’s veterans who served and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor by flying American flags at half staff from sunrise to sunset on December 7, 2014.
Dated this 3rd day of December by the City Council of Bend