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Region 8 remembers Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a special ceremony was held in Jonesboro.

The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service was held at the Craighead County Courthouse Veteran’s Memorial on Wednesday.

Everett Evans, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and a 24-year U.S. Army veteran, organized the event and said the attack on Pearl Harbor is something he never wants anyone to forget.

A bouquet of white flowers was laid on top of the Pearl Harbor brick at the memorial while taps played.

Veterans, including those from World War II, attended the ceremony.

Evans said events like this allow veterans to reconnect and reflect.

“I'm still military,” Evans said. “It will never leave me, and the veterans, they are a group of people who understand what the other veterans have went through.”

During the service, Evans read facts about what happened on Dec. 7, 1941, including the tragic reminder that 2,400 Americans lost their lives. Something Evans said is always hard to remember.

“It doesn't get any easier at all, and I don't think there is anyone probably that hasn’t been touched by the bombing of Pearl Harbor in some way or another,” Evans said.

Evans said the turnout was one of the best he's seen in years.

Bricks are available to add to Craighead County’s memorial to honor veterans from any war. For more information visit craigheadcountyveterans.org.

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