Local vets remember sacrifices made on 62nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor bombing
(12/07/03) BUCHANAN - "A day which will live in infamy," that led the United States into WWII is being marked around the nation and in Westchester. Sixty-two years ago on Sunday, the Japanese attacked U.S. Military installations at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Sunday night, a group of U.S. war veterans met in Buchanan to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice, defending the U.S.
The bombing lasted two hours and destroyed 21 ships and more than 300 aircraft. A total of 2,388 people were killed. Local veterans want to keep the soldiers' memories alive and reflect on how important their sacrifice was to America.
Memorials commemorating fallen soldiers were held across the nation on Sunday, including a large remembrance in Hawaii. About 250 people attended a ceremony at the U.S.S. Arizona, the Navy ship which had the highest amount of casualties.