Remembering Pearl Harbor at Little River Canyon – “releasing of the wreath” (photos and video)

Yesterday, at Little River Canyon, atop the Highway 35 bridge, a sacred ceremony was held in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Below are photos and video from this powerful and solemn event.

National Park Service Superintendent Steve Black and John Keller reading the names of the 30 Alabamians killed at the invasion of Pearl Harbor

American Legion Post – Rome, Georgia
JSU Little River Canyon Center Director Pete Conroy addresses the audience

The solemn video of the “releasing of the wreath” into Little River.


Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.