A ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor will be held Friday, Dec. 7 in Lehighton.

The event will be held at 12:48 p.m. (which is 7:48 a.m. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii time) at the World War II monument along Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard , Route 209, Lehighton. It is sponsored and conducted by the Lehighton United Veterans Organization.

There will be the laying of the wreath on the monument, a firing squad, and a bugler.

Afterward, there will be a ceremony held at the Lehighton American Legion Post 314, Bridge Street, Lehighton.

It was at 7:48 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941 when the first wave of Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbor.

The Lehighton UVO has made the Dec. 7 program an annual event.

UVO members should meet at the Lehighton Legion at noon and be in position at the World War II Memorial at 12:30 p.m. and then proceed to the VFW and Park at 1 p.m. and Lehighton Legion at 1:15 p.m. Refreshments will be available at 1:30 p.m. at the Legion.