Remembering Pearl Harbor

By: Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press
By: Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press

Pearl Harbor survivors Tuesday heard reassurances their sacrifice would be remembered by future generations as they gathered to mark the 69th anniversary of the attack.

National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis told about 120 survivors who traveled to Hawaii from around the country that the park service "will still be here telling their story" long after the last veteran of the war is gone.

Jarvis spoke before the dedication of a new $56 million visitors center for people paying their respects at the memorial for the USS Arizona, which was sunk during the attack and where the remains of nearly 1,000 sailors and Marines are entombed.

The event was held across the harbor from the USS Arizona. Survivors took a boat out to the memorial that sits on top of the battleship.

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  • by Shawn Location: Burkhalter on Dec 8, 2010 at 10:47 AM
    This happened a long time ago. No one cares.
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Dec 8, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    How sad that no one was willing to take a few minutes of their time to say THANK YOU for all that fought and died so we are still speaking English. While there are very few vets of WW11 reading this I think respecting them also shows respect for the vets of Korea,Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.I know I'm a day late and a dollar short but just want to say thanks to ALL VETS who protected/protects my lilly white ____.
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