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Pearl Harbor ceremony to be held weekend of 82nd anniversary at AZ Capitol

This week marks the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a remembrance ceremony will be held this weekend at the state Capitol.

The ceremony will take place Saturday, although the actual anniversary was Dec. 7. Paula Pedene with Honoring America’s Veterans said this is meant to raise engagement and awareness.

Pedene also said Ed Miklavcic, one of the few remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, will be in attendance.

“So if people want to see a living, breathing Pearl Harbor veteran if they haven’t had a chance to do that, this is their opportunity to do that and to talk to Ed,” she said.

Pedene said her group is partnering with American Legion Post 138.

“And they’re going to do what’s called a 'Run to the Guns' where they’re actually going to take their bike rides from their post at 10:55 am to the Wesley Bolin Plaza and get there right before noon,” she said.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to clarify that Ed Miklavcic will be attending, but not speaking at, the ceremony.

Naomi DuBovis is an intern at KJZZ. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School. She has worked as a producer and anchor at Blaze Radio ASU and a podcast reporter at the State Press. She has also written for Downtown Devil. She is from Phoenix, and her favorite pastimes include reading, singing and playing piano.