On the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, one Thomasville veteran talks about the importance of remembering those who've served.
December 7th, 1941 was a day that would live on in Americans hearts for decades to come after Japanese planes bombed the USS Arizona in Hawaii, and killed over 2,400 soldiers onboard.
A local veteran passionate about the past says people often lose sight of the number of lives lost at Pearl Harbor.
A lot of people don't realize it was a big sacrifice of our World War II veterans - in fact, all the wars - that they made during that particular time," says Jack Hadley, curator of Thomasville's Black History Museum.
Local veterans say the best thing people can do to show their thanks today is to keep those who fought in World War II in their thoughts, and tell them their service is appreciated.