Tryon Palace to host Pearl Harbor ceremony 

Published 10:50 pm Sunday, December 3, 2017


From Tryon Palace


NEW BERN — Tryon Palace will commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. This free program is open to the public and will take place in the Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center.

This event commemorates the 76th anniversary of the day Japanese airplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. More than 2,300 Americans died during the attack that officially began the United States’ involvement in World War II.

The program will include a color guard presentation from the Marine Corps League, Cherry Point Detachment, performances by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and a keynote address from retired Maj. Gen. Tom Braaten. A commemorative wreath will be displayed in Mattocks Hall, which is also located at the North Carolina History Center.

Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

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