Remembering Pearl Harbor

North Little Rock’s Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum will be having a ceremony remembering the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor next Tuesday, Dec. 7 and it will start at 1 p.m.

The anchor of the USS Arizona on display at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. (Gwen Green photo)

The event will be held at 120 Riverfront Park Drive and part of the ceremony will include a dedication of a piece of the hull of the USS Arizona, that was sunk that fateful day in Hawaii.

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  • In 2016, The Times of North Little Rock published this account by Bill Burgin on his brother Hulin, who served in the U.S. Navy and was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Hulin Burgin survived the war and died in 1966. Read it by clicking Remembering Pearl Harbor

A plaque honoring the 53 Arkansans who died that day will also be dedicated and mounted in the Crew’s Mess of the Hoga tugboat, that is floating in the Arkansas River and is part of the museum.

In case of rain, the event will be held at the River House at 140 Riverfront Park Drive.

The museum and tugboat will be open for free tours until 2 p.m. that day.

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