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Local veterans share stories from Pearl Harbor survivors

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On the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, folks at a valley senior living community held a ceremony to honor those involved in the attack. More than 2,400 Americans died on Dec. 7, 1941.

A small crowd gathered at the Atria Seville Senior Living Community for the remembrance ceremony. Veterans who served alongside Pearl Harbor survivors say the number of survivors shrinks each year, but their stories live on.

Air Force veteran John Waid was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the Vietnam War. He says he still remembers the stories he heard from men who witnessed the attack.

"It just sends chills up your back to listen to stories like this, the people that were there and saw it," said Waid. He still gets emotional talking about those memories, especially when telling them to those who have not known the sacrifice of "The Greatest Generation."

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