Mt. Diablo beacon lighting ceremony to honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Saturday

Mt Diablo lit Beacon. Photo by Clayton Worsdell


In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we invite you to attend the annual “Eye of Diablo” beacon lighting ceremony to pay tribute to and honor our veterans, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cost is free and the event will be held at Cal State East Bay – Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road in Concord,

Every year since 1964, the Pearl Harbor survivors and their families have memorialized Pearl Harbor Day by relighting the historic Beacon atop Mount Diablo’s summit. When those who experienced Pearl Harbor are gone, the history is lost with them. That tragedy should never happen again, “Lest We Forget.”

“When that beacon light is turned on, that’s a tribute to those individuals that lost their lives at Pearl Harbor,” said Earl “Chuck” Kohler, Pearl Harbor Survivor

The Pearl Harbor Survivors and Save Mount Diablo are grateful for the assistance and support from Mount Diablo State Park, CCTV, California State University East Bay Concord Campus, Vietnam Helicopters Museum and the Sons & Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors.

2 Comments to “Mt. Diablo beacon lighting ceremony to honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Saturday”

  1. Steve Duke says:

    How come they don’t have the ceremony at Mt. Diablo park like they did in years past?

    • Publisher says:

      They haven’t held it there for a few years. It’s been at the college site, instead.
      Allen Payton, Publisher

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