Friday marked 71 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor that led us into World War II, killing more than 2,400 servicemen and civilians and wounding close to 1,200 more. It’s a day that needs to be remembered just as much now as it was back then.
VALPARAISO | Members of American Legion Post 94, Sons of the Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and the public gathered Friday afternoon for a ceremony in remembrance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Army veteran Katie Deal, of Wanatah, stands at attention during a ceremony Friday at American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso to recognize the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Marcia Illig, far right, of Valparaiso, sings the national anthem during a ceremony Friday at American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso to remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor 71 years ago.
It's been 71 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor and many of its survivors are not around today.
On Friday, the nation will remember the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The anniversary comes at a time when the nation is pondering the future role of the U.S. military.
Less than two months before Pearl Harbor, William Kadar joined the U.S. Army at the request of Uncle Sam.
CHESTERTON | When Hollywood actor Ernest Borgnine died recently of renal failure at age 95, it brought back memories for Chesterton Town Manager Bernie Doyle — memories of a friendship between the two men who connected over a respect for military duty, and a bad habit.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso residents and World War II veterans Willard "Bill" F. Wellman and Dr. Raymond Cohen recently attended the International Conference on WWII from Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal in New Orleans.
"No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory..."
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President Franklin Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, "a day that will live in infamy."
CHESTERTON | It takes a lot of planning and preparation to properly commemorate something as historically significant as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and Chesterton Town Manager Bernie Doyle knows what it takes.
They survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago today, but they are losing the battle with time.
In the 70 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the world, the U.S. Navy and that Hawaiian naval base have been transformed.
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LOWELL | As a first-generation Japanese-American living on the West Coast, Ken Hirata's life took a dramatic turn after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
As ceremonies are held Wednesday at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack, Nick Soley will be among the veterans there.
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They were members of what one day would be called America's Greatest Generation. But on the day Japanese bombers launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, they were just young men and boys caught in a pivotal moment in American history.
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