Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

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.


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  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Dec 7, 2010 at 05:38 PM
    Amen to remembering our soldiers, on one of the worst days in American history. We lost way too many young lives, with so much more life to live. I am grateful and proud of all who have and do serve our country. Thank you!
  • by Bob Location: Tallahassee on Dec 7, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    A solemn day if ever there was one.
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