MT radio host, WWII veteran remembers attack on Pearl Harbor

Carla Harmon
December 8, 2017

Donald Trump shakes hands with Pearl Harbor survivor Larry Parry (L) after signing a proclamation for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Willard Carleton Orr, a Bangor resident who died in Pearl Harbor.

The ceremony has been taking place at Riverfront Park in Atchison since 2010 when a memorial containing a piece of the USS Arizona, that was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor, was put on display. The president also promised them his administration would build up the military.

Thursday marked 76 years since the Japanese surprise aerial attack on the US naval base in Hawaii, which killed more than 2,300 servicemen.

"On behalf of a grateful Pacific nation, and a proud Pacific Fleet, I would like to thank our Pearl Harbor and World War II veterans who yet carry the burden and bear the scars of those fateful days", Swift said. Thursday is the 76th anniversary of the attack. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded.

"I'm still in awe of what our country did in the following four years from that date", he said.

"World War II was an indication of what would happen to America", Nelson said.

"We always have to continue to observe them and honor them and appreciate everything they've done", said Andrews. They are HEROES, and they are living witnesses to American History.

To commemorate the moment the Japanese attacked, a ceremonial wreath was laid into Lake Como at 12:55 p.m., which was the exact time in DE the first bomb hit the naval base.

"The importance of the day is not only to remember the supreme sacrifice that servicemen have made", said retired Maj.

Almost half of the American casualties that morning were aboard the U.S.S. Arizona, Jindrich said.

"It was an honor to stand and represent all Pearl Harbor survivors", said Rodrigues".

"We are losing members of World War II every single day". The following day, the US and the United Kingdom declared war on Japan. "I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again".

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