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Never Forget Our Vets

While the last veterans who survived the “surprise” Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are dwindling rapidly, we cannot let their sacrifices and the memories of that horrific day which propelled America into World War II fade into history.

On December 7, 1941, 350 Japanese aircraft descended on Honolulu’s military installations in two shocking waves. More than 2,400 Americans were killed, and 21 ships were sunk or damaged.

Our soldiers, sailors and pilots who fought and won WWII are now 90 or older, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. There are fewer than 129,000 of the 16.1 milli...


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