Pearl Harbor

Essay: 911 Reflections

Sep 14, 2015
creative commons

With the 14th anniversary of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have been compared to the dramatic impact on the nation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its meaning. 

As the nation marks the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its meaning and its moment.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dec. 7 carries a special meaning for many Americans as the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II.

But Delawareans have another reason to mark the date, which is known as Delaware Day and coincides with the anniversary of the state's ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

State officials will gather Friday at the Delaware Public Archives to celebrate the 225th anniversary of Delaware's ratification.