BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) ––– The USS KIDD Veteran Memorial and Museum staff and volunteers is hosting a memorial service for those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 starting at 11:55 AM on December 7.

Veterans and community members are invited to attend the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at the USS KIDD Veterans Museum.

The observance lasts for about 30 minutes aboard USS KIDD, where there will be live music provided by the Marine Forces Reserve Band from New Orleans.

Several Sailors from former and active-duty USS KIDDs will attend the service, including Baton Rouge native, commanding officer CDR Matt Noland, and three crew members, Chief Petty Officer Cameron Cauthen, Logistics Specialist Seaman Richard McClain, and Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Basilo Hernandez.

An additional memorial service will be held ashore immediately following the Pearl Harbor Day service. White Alder, a Coast Guard buoy tender, was lost in a collision on the Mississippi River near White Castle on December 7, 1968. The USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge will honor the 17 crew members who lost their lives on their ship.

This event is free and open to the public. However, general admission will be charged to tour the USS Kidd throughout the day.