JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Tuesday was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and communities across Eastern North Carolina were reflecting on the 80th anniversary.
Randall Cox, commander of the Disabled American Veterans of Onslow County, Chapter 16, says that we have the freedom we have because of the lives that were given.
He says it’s important to remember those lives, especially on a day like today.
“A lot of men died and brought us into a World War II,” said Cox. “It was once said that you can’t take enough space by force because once that happens, they join together into the mighty fist you pound out.”
He reminded people to also thank a veteran if you see one out.