Veterans Who Survived Pearl Harbor Mark 73rd Anniversary

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Every year the number of Pearl Harbor attack survivors dwindles down, and now there are only four left. But they vow to keep getting together to remember that fateful day, that will live in infamy.

Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack gathered on Sunday for the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese bombing that launched the United States into World War II.

About 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors attended the ceremony overlooking a memorial that sits atop sunken battleship USS Arizona. Many of them arrived well before the sun came up.

Gilbert Meyer was attending his 10th ceremony. However, the 91-year-old USS Utah survivor says it’s getting harder to travel to Hawaii from San Antonio, Texas.

Many of Meyer’s comrades arrived with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. They were greeted with purple orchid lei.

A moment of silence was held at 7:55 a.m., the time the bombing began on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack killed about 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers.

 


 

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Pearl Harbor Day 2013

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While we are busy paying attention to the political issues of the day, we cannot forget that today is Pearl Harbor Day. Here is some media to drive home what happened there-70 years ago today.

USS Arizona

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USS Oklahoma

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And some  longer documentaries…

It saddens me that we are losing the greatest generation.  Before long, none will remain to tell their stories.   At that point, it will be up to us to keep their memories alive.  They did so much for us, it is a small price to pay.  If any are reading this today, thank you for your sacrifice and service.

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Pearl Harbor Day 2012

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While we are busy paying attention to the political issues of the day, we cannot forget that today is Pearl Harbor Day. Here is some media to drive home what happened there-70 years ago today.

USS Arizona

Before:

After:

USS Oklahoma

Before:

After:

It saddens me that we are rapidly losing the “greatest generation.” The generation of my grandparents. Soon, they will be gone, and we will have to tell their stories for them. If any are reading this, rest assured that we will not forget, and we will teach our children. Thank you for your sacrifices and service.

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Pearl Harbor Day

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While we are busy paying attention to the political issues of the day, we cannot forget that today is Pearl Harbor Day.  Here is some media to drive home what happened there.

USS Arizona

Before:

After:

USS Oklahoma

Before:

After:

It saddens me that we are rapidly losing the “greatest generation.”  The generation of my grandparents.  Soon, they will be gone, and we will have to tell their stories for them.  If any are reading this, rest assured that we will not forget, and we will teach our children.  Thank you for your sacrifices and service.

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