Local 97-year-old Pearl Harbor vet honored by President Trump

St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission hosts Pearl Harbor anniversary ceremony

Trump Declares Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

"There is not a person in this great country who has not been impacted, in some way, from the events that took place in World War II and in Pearl Harbor", Day said. The president also promised them his administration would build up the military.

Veterans, active duty service members and their families gathered at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to honor the 76th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor during a Commemoration Ceremony, Dec. 7.

In all, the attack claimed 3,581 American casualties, consisting of 2,403 killed and 1,178 wounded, as well as 19 US ships and 328 USA aircraft damaged or destroyed, according to the National WWII Museum.

With the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, he ended up serving two extra years.

"I can not help but note that just as the crew of the USS Ward was not caught unprepared by peacetime mentality, likewise the Pacific Fleet was not trapped by fear and uncertainty following the attack that morning", he said.

World War II veteran Tom Kaiser, 89, and Korean War veteran Stan Gavlick, 86, both of Delray Beach, planned the event at Veterans Memorial Park with the Boynton veterans group.

"We were poor and the heroes were those guys who didn't make it back", says Hodge.

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 60 Years For Child Pornography
Larry Nassar's case, coupled with her mum's, detail years of sexual abuse that changed the woman she's become. The sentencing on Thursday 7 December was only the first of three criminal cases Nassar is facing.

Bell thought the over 5,000 miles separating him and Pearl Harbor was far enough that he didn't have to worry, but he was wrong. In East Texas, people honored the day by remembering those who lost their lives.

"Instead of retreating from the fight, America's Pacific Fleet dug in its heels", Swift said.

Nicknamed the Mighty Mo, the Missouri was the third United States Navy ship to be named after our state. They began the ceremony at noon, which was 7 a.m.in Hawaii.

The three survivors say they plan to attend next year's remembrance ceremony and hope young people understand the importance of history. Our military fought a great fight, and we were victorious.

Now he leads a pledge to the country he served so well, and in front of a Pearl Harbor memorial bearing his name, repeats a quote we know so well. We'd shoot up whatever guns we had (at the attacking aircraft), but they didn't do no good.

Many remembering a time of terror and time of unwavering patriotism. "Though the wounds dealt here of more than seven decades ago are fading", he told the commemoration audience, "we will never forget the valor, heroism, wisdom and leadership displayed by all those who gave their lives here 76 years ago".

Latest News