Savannah Council will sponsor the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 3, 2017 at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia.  This ceremony will pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and all those who selflessly served our nation at home and abroad during World War II.

This is the fourteenth year for this event, which has grown in popularity every year.  The first few years there were less than 40 people in attendance.  In the last years, over 200 have attended.

The annual remembrance ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.  There will be readings, music and a tribute to Pearl Harbor survivors and WW II veterans.  There will also be a 21-gun salute, Two-Bell Ceremony and presentation of a Flower Wreath.

Our main speaker will be Colonel Matthew G. St. Clair.  He will represent the Commanding General and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region. Colonel St. Clair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduation from The Virginia Military Institute in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, he was commissioned into the Marine Corps and trained as an infantry officer. He holds a Master of Airpower Art and Science degree and a Master of Strategic Studies degree.


This ceremony is co-sponsored by the Savannah Council of the Navy League of the United States, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and the Fleet Reserve Association.  There is no charge, and reservations are not required.  We hope you will plan to attend.  Please invite your friends and relatives.


For more information contact Gary Johnson, Chairman, Navy League of the United States – Savannah Chapter at 912.644.7220 or e-mail