‘Day of Infamy’ shrine gets local boost just in time for 75th anniversary

By Kevin Leininger, kleininger@news-sentinel.com

When visitors gather at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Honolulu on Dec. 7 to observe the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, most will be unaware of how a retired Fort Wayne firefighter and a small-business owner from New Haven helped honor the 1,177 crew members who died on that “day of infamy.” But Julie Holle and John Hamrick will know, and when they think about their coming restoration of the 52-year-old memorial’s flag pole, they can’t help but get emotional about what the events means for America — and what it would have meant to their fathers.

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POSTED: 08/30/16 at 1:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News