Veterans and community of Jacksonville remember Pearl Harbor attacks 74 years later


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Today marks the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks.

From 1941 to 2015, America continues to remember a day that lives in infamy.

In Jacksonville, the last known local survivor of Pearl Harbor died two years ago.

Today, only three WWII veterans attended a laying of the wreath ceremony to remember the attacks at the American Legion in Jacksonville.

“This day means quite a bit because I had a lot of friends that were killed at Pearl Harbor and then of course being in world war two I had a lot of them that pass away every day so I always come to every one of these,” said Retired Staff Sergeant George Barrows.

Today’s ceremony also highlighted the prisoners of war and missing in action service members by the Rolling Thunder.

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