Pearl Harbor Day commemorated today

Pearl Harbor Day commemorated today

Today marks 76 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Petroleum Club marked the day with a luncheon to honor Acadiana veterans who were at Pearl Harbor that day.

"While our memories may be faded by time, the spirit of what all of our veterans did to keep our country safe is remembered in ceremonies like this one", Creasey said.

"It's a day that will live in infamy and you were there and I was there".

The 94-year who lives near Lytle, Texas, was an 18-year-old fireman first class when a torpedo hit the port side of the Utah.

"I think about my shipmates and how they were killed".

"We heard a lot about how people loved how it was related to what was happening here and how everybody reacted in Richmond", said Price, Quill's operations manager.

He went on to serve in Palau, the Admiralty Islands, Philippines and Iwo Jima. He was also on a ship in Tokyo Bay when the peace treaty was signed on September 2, 1945. "Bombs that fell from the sky like rain", said Retired Col. Ralph Newman of the U.S. Army, reading Davis' words at a Pearl Harbor memorial on Thursday. The bullets missed him by about 15 feet (5 meters).

"As a woman", she said, "I can't go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else". "I knew it was a Japanese plane". The Jackson, Michigan, man is now 95.

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Veterans of several wars were among the crowd of onlookers on the pier next to the USS Cassin Young and onboard the vessel, including the two Pearl Harbor survivors - Freeman K. Johnson, of Centerville, and Emery Arsenault, of Peabody. "Within six months, the critical victories at the Battle of Coral Sea and Midway, the Pacific Fleet sailors and civilian sailors had delivered a blow to the adversary that shifted the momentum of the war, thanks in no small part to Station Hypo's dogged tenacity", the admiral said. When it ended, he went to the University of MI on the GI Bill, worked for a gas and electric company and raised a family of five.

The club's staff and other veterans are keeping that tradition alive by paying tribute to those who served on that fateful day. "Unfortunately, a lot of Americans died that day", on December 7, 1941.

Four F-22 fighter jets from the Hawaii Air National Guard broke the silence, with one plane peeling off from the group to symbolize the servicemen still missing.

In thinking about the lessons of Pearl Harbor, Larry said he hopes "we can build up the military again". "They are inspired by it and it's 20 or 30 degrees out here and snowing today".

It was a day of remembrance at Kenosha's Navy Memorial Park.

"It caused us all to come together and work hard to win", he said.

Paul Harless was already in the service at the time of Pearl Harbor, he started out on Roosevelt's yacht, the Potomac, but he soon saw more action. Most of the Arizona's fallen are entombed in the battleship, which lies at the bottom of the harbor. More than, 2,400 Americans died in the attack carried about by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes, which also destroyed or damaged a considerable number of USA naval vessels and aircraft.

Jindrich held out the United States and its military as the most humane country and troops the world has ever known.

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