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Veterans at WNVH remember Pearl Harbor

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72 years ago today, the skies above Pearl Harbor were filled with Japanese aircrafts.

An attack ensued, marking the United State's entrance into World War Two.

At the Western Nebraska Veterans Home, a special ceremony was held Saturday to remember the importance of the day that will forever live in infamy.

Veterans form a number of foreign wars were present to pay tribute and honor those who lost their lives on that day.

Joann Hauck of the VFW Post 1861 Auxiliary says although its been some 70 years, the importance of remembering Pearl Harbor strikes a special cord with the veterans, because they know all too well the sacrifices that were made on that December day.

"We have seen first hand the tremendous cost of freedom. For that reason, we are here today to pay tribute to those who paid so dearly for our freedom."

The attacks on pearl harbor claimed an estimated 4,000 American lives, 46 of those were from the state of Nebraska.

A proclamation from the governor was read at the remembrance ceremony today, declaring dDecember 7, 2013 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.



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