Vets remember attack on Pearl Harbor


Uploaded by WTNH on 07.12.2012

Transcript:
VETERANS IN MYSTIC GATHER
TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES DURING THE ATTACK
ON PEARL HARBOR AND THE WAR
WHICH WOULD FOLLOW.THIS IS
SOMETHING THEY DO EVERY YEAR...
AND AS NEWS EIGHT'S TINA
DETELJ FOUND OUT...
REMEMBERING THE PAST HELPS
THEM TO ALSO HONOR THOSE
CURRENTLY SERVING.
DETELJ/TINA.DET
[NAT OF PEARL HARBOR]7:53 THE
MORNING OF DEC. 7, 1941 - THE
JAPANESE ATTACK PEARL HARBOR..
1,178 LAY WOUNDED... 2,403
LAY DEAD OR DYING. THE DATE
WILL LIVE IN INFAMY... AND FOR
THESE VETERANS ALONG WITH
THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IT IS
A DATE THEY WILL NEVER FORGET.
[RAYMOND ROSS/MYSTIC VFW]
[16:12-16:30] ((FOR THE NEXT
44 MONTHS THOUSANDS OF
CHILDREN WATCHED THEIR FATHERS
AND MOTHERS ANSWER THE CALL TO
ARMS.))IT IS FOR THOSE
FAMILIES AND THOSE WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES THAT THEY GATHER
EACH YEAR AT THE VFW IN MYSTIC.
[DAN O'BRIEN/POST COMMANDER]
((THE IMPORTANCE OF IT IS IS
THAT IT CONTINUES. WE HONOR
THOSE WHO DIED BUT FOR US
VETERANS WHO HAVE SEEN THE WAR
AND WHATEVER WE ALSO WANT TO
HONOR THE LIVING TOO WHO ARE
STILL IN HARMS WAY.))[TINA
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]
[38:48-38:58]((THIS TRADITION
OF REMEMBERING BEGAN WHEN THIS
POST WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN
1947 AND IT HAS CONTINUED EVER
SINCE.))EDDIE MOREIRA HAS A
SPECIAL PERSPECTIVE ON THAT
DAY. [EDDIE MOREIRA/GREW UP IN
HAWAII][28:40-28:43]((ALL YOU
SEE IS PLANES LYING ACROSS THE
HOUSE.))HE WAS TEN YEARS OLD
WHEN THE ATTACK HAPPENED. HE
AND HIS WIFE CAME TO THIS
SERVICE FOR THE FIRST TIME
BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH THAT DAY
STILL MEANS TO HIM.[EDDIE
MOREIRA/GREW UP IN HAWAII]
[28:12-28:28]((YOU THINK ABOUT
IT AS PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IT.
IT'S REALLY BECAUSE MY MOTHER
AND FATHER WERE WORKING AT
PEARL HARBOR WHEN THE PLACE
WAS BOMBED SO I DIDN'T KNOW IF
MY MOTHER AND FATHER WERE
COMING BACK.))THEY DID COME
BACK. UNLIKE SO MANY OTHERS -
AS EDDIE SAYS THEY WERE LUCKY.
IN MYSTIC...[NAT OF TAPS]TINA
DETELJ NEWS8.