Remembering “A date which will live in Infamy’


Dale Edge, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, whose father, Jack Edge, 96, survived the Pearl Harbor attack, salutes as the National Anthem is played during the Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony held in the Marion County Commission auditorium in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Jack Edge survived the attack because he was in the base infirmary waiting for surgery on an acute Appendicitis. Then, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was asked by a superior to go and man one of the battle station machine guns and helped shoot down at least one of the attacking planes. Seventy-one years later, Jack Edge ended up having his Appendix removed, but not on that fateful day. A handful of people attended the ceremony to remember Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted December 11, 2020 | Photos by Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Gazette

Veterans, citizens and local dignitaries gathered at the Marion County Commission auditorium last Saturday to honor those who perished in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Among the speakers was Dale Edge, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran whose father, Jack Edge, survived the attack. Jack Edge survived the attack because he was in the base infirmary waiting for surgery for acute appendicitis. Still ailing, Edge was directed to man one of the battle station machine guns and helped shoot down at least one of the attacking planes. Photos by Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Gazette