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Military mound dedicated in Agua Dulce

Posted: November 11, 2008 1:18 p.m.
Updated: November 11, 2008 1:19 p.m.

The Boy Scouts presented a flag that was given to one of the 223 survivors from the USS Arizona, which was bombed in Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.

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Veterans, Boy Scouts and survivors from the attack on Pearl Harbor were on hand to dedicate the Military Commemorative Mound Saturday in Agua Dulce.

More than 220 people attended the event, according to Lee Jennings, an event organizer.

The Acton-Agua Dulce Civic Association and Acton-Agua Dulce Women's Club worked together on the mound and the event, which included tributes to veterans of World War II and the Iraq War.

The Boy Scouts presented a flag to one of the 223 survivors from the USS Arizona that was bombed in Pearl Harbor.

Congressman Buck McKeon presented flag flown over the United States Capital in Washington. United States Marines from Edwards Air Force Base raised the flag over the Dedication Mound Saturday.

Shirley Brandon's father was one of those survivors; he was presented the flag in 1946 and it was used to drape his coffin when he died.

Following the ceremony, the celebrants shared a barbecue lunch and stories about their experiences.


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