Thursday marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which killed 2,403 active duty members of the U.S. military and injured another 1,178.
This Dec. 7, the Ave Maria School of Law will host its Second Annual Veterans Memorial Celebration to honor veterans on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It will also be unveiling the first annual St. Martin of Tours, Patron Saint of Veterans and Soldiers, Hero Award, and one of its recipients, 95-year-old John Gideon, served in the Navy during WWII and was at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack.
The newest member of the Ave Law Board of Governors, Lt. Gen. Richard Natonski, will be the guest speaker at the event. He joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about his nearly four decades serving the country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Also joining the show is Dean Kevin Cieply, who has more than two decades of service in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He'll talk about the shared veteran connection at Ave Maria School of Law — from faculty and staff to students.