The “day that will live in infamy” continues on in the hearts of many veterans and community members as Cicero marked the solemn occasion during the annual ceremony on Dec. 7. Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board of Trustees joined a crowd filled with students, residents and veterans of multiple wars in remembering the lives lost on the Hawaiian naval base in 1941.
“Our freedom fell under attack that day over 70 years ago,” Dominick said. “It is important to not only remember the sacrifice of those men and women, but to teach it to future generations so they do not take for granted our freedoms. Those who died at Pearl Harbor paid the ultimate price for ensuring our freedom,” said Dominick. “As more and more World War II veterans pass on, it is important to remember not only their sacrifices but also those of the ones who didn’t get the chance to come back.”
As a part of Dominick’s New Cicero, members of the military, veterans and family members can reach out to Military Families of Cicero United, a support group dedicated to helping military personnel, veterans and military families coping with the struggles unique to life in uniform. For more information on Military Families of Cicero United, please contact Maureen Carroll at 708-656-3600.