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VFW Post Remembers Pearl Harbor Attack


A local VFW post holds a breakfast to remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Sixty five years ago today (Thursday), a surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor killed two thousand three hundred and ninety Americans. More than 11 hundred were injured.

That's an excerpt from the CBS broadcast that took place shortly after the attack on December 7th, 1941.

For those who lived through that time, the events of that day are not easily forgotten...and making sure people don't forget is the reason that the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3404 in Springfield held a Pearl Harbor Remembrance breakfast this morning.

George Smith is the post commander.

When we spoke with Smith, at least 50 people had shown up for breakfast and he expected more before things wrapped up.

He says two survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack came to the breakfast.

If you'd like information on veterans' activities hosted by VFW Post 3404, call 865-6929.