WENTWORTH, N.C. -- People in the Triad gathered Saturday to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor 72 years ago.
The Museum and Archives of Rockingham County (the MARC) presented the final event in its dinner and history series on at the museum, in Wentworth. The program featured a presentation by Marilyn Swinson, author of Scars of War, the story of the late Rockingham County veteran Bouse Williams who was on board the USS Pennsylvania at the time of the attack.
Other speakers included Rep. Howard Coble, Rockingham County Commissioner Mark Richardson, Sheriff Sam Page and Glen Johnson, director of Disabled American Veterans. The McMichael High School Chorus presented the official songs of the branches of the U.S. Military.
According to its website, the MARC is "a mission-driven organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, disseminating, and exhibiting the history, culture, human and natural resources of Rockingham County, North Carolina, for the benefit of present and future generations"