Community Blood Services Recognizes
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Now Thru December 14, 2013
With Saturday, December 7th marking the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Community Blood Services will remember and honor the thousands of Americans who lost their lives and were wounded on that tragic day. The 110-minute attack on Pearl Harbor took the lives of 2,335 servicemen and 68 civilians and wounded 1,143 servicemen and 35 civilians.
Community Blood Services is inviting eligible donors to honor service members lost at Pearl Harbor, along with other past or present service members, with their life-giving blood, platelet or plasma donations from December 7th through 14th. In addition, donors can fill out a Tribute Card in honor of someone who served in the military, past or present.
The cards are available now through December 14th at the Paramus, Lincoln Park and Montvale donor sites. Donors are asked to fill out their cards with a personal message of remembrance to a service member. They can also bring a 2 ½ x 3 ½ wallet size photo of the service member they are remembering to attach to the Tribute Card. Community Blood Services will post the finished Tribute Cards at the various donor cenetrs and feature some of the cards on our Facebook page and website.
“It’s important that we honor and never forget our veterans who have made countless sacrifices to defend our nation, protecting our freedom and democracy,” said Karen Ferriday, community affairs director. “We must never take that freedom for granted or forget how blessed we are to be Americans.”
For more information, to schedule your lifesaving donation, or for locations and hours of the New Jersey donor centers, please call 201-251-3703 or click here.