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Norwich remembers Pearl Harbor

Norwich — The families of two city men who perished in the attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, were recognized Tuesday as part of the Norwich Area Veterans Council Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony held at City Hall Plaza.

The descendents of Michael Quarto and Harry Carlson, both of whom died on the battleship USS Arizona, accepted bouquets of roses presented by U.S. Navy sailors, and models of the ship from Norwich Area Veterans Council past President John Waggoner as part of the ceremony.

Norwich police Chaplain Chuch Tyree offered prayers to open and close the program. Norwich Mayor Peter Nystrom offered comments, and former State Troubadour Tom Callinan sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Remember Pearl Harbor."

Sailors with the U.S. Navy's Submarine School stood in formation on the steps of City Hall and the Navy Silver Dolphin Color Guard pesented the colors.

Navy Submarine Base Command Master Chief Kellen Voland delivered a keynote address. Retired Navy Lt. Commander Joyce Harris played taps.

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