Monsanto Hawaii Joins in the 75th Commemoration of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Dec. 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the attack that led to the United States' entry into World War II, an event that had a profound impact on our nation and the world. In commemoration of the attack, several ceremonial remembrances are taking place at historic locations across Oahu from Dec.1-11, 2016.
Monsanto Company recently donated $25,000 towards the 75th Commemoration. While there are a number of events and activities planned throughout the week, Monsanto Hawaii chose to direct its donation towards the “Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute” luncheon on Dec. 5, 2016, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The luncheon will honor the World War II veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. All were units made up primarily of Japanese Americans, including many Hawaii residents.
“We are honored to be a part of the commemoration of such a pivotal event for our local community, our nation and the world,” said Monsanto Hawaii’s Alan Takemoto. “The courage and dedication of the Japanese American veterans are commendable and it is a privilege for us to give back and join in this special luncheon recognizing their service and sacrifice.”
The 75th anniversary is even more special for Monsanto Hawaii’s Business Operations Lead.
Dan Clegg is U.S. Navy veteran and was stationed at Pearl Harbor for 5 years. “When I was 17-year-old I joined the Navy and was lucky enough to be able to choose Hawaii,” said Clegg, who served at Pearl Harbor as a Navy diver.
“This is such an honor – I was at Pearl Harbor during its 50th anniversary and seeing the 75th commemoration, and the number of survivors and veterans, it is really moving.”
To learn more about the 75th Commemoration of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, visit www.pearlharbor75thanniversary.com.