Brady Students Commemorate Pearl Harbor Day
Thirty-two Brady Middle School eighth graders attended a wreath dedication at the USS COD on the anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS COD is docked on Lake Erie next to the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.
Prior to the trip coordinated by teacher Sam Schaedler, students were asked to write an essay about the impact of Pearl Harbor and the role of the USS COD in WWII. Students were also asked to attend a showing of vintage footage of the USS COD from WWII. Upon arrival, students and staff were given a private tour of the USS 224 GATO submarine with former USS COD submariners. Students were able to tour the torpedo room, mess hall, and sleeping quarters. Eighth grader Emily Flynn read her essay on Pearl Harbor to the appreciative veterans in attendance. At 11:55 am ET (the corresponding time to the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor), a World War II veteran and survivor of Pearl Harbor made the official wreath dedication. Later he visited with the students to answer their questions. Students also had the opportunity to listen to the famous radio broadcast of President Roosevelt declaring war on Japan.
To end the trip students visited the Women in Aviation Museum where they learned about the role of women in World War II.
Here is a link to the story that aired on WKYC-TV: