Snow said many of those who volunteered, did so because they were outraged over the Pearl Harbor bombing.
Close, who is a resident at a West Lafayette home, didn't appear to like recalling Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. The president also promised them his administration would build up the military.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Belton is honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on this day 76 years ago at Pearl Harbor.
The surprise attack killed 2,043 Americans and lead to the USA entry into World War II.
Parry was a 21-year-old Army motor mechanic stationed on Oahu in 1941 when Japanese forces launched a surprise aerial attack on the military base there.
More than 2,300 servicemen died in the attack.
"I wish sometimes that I could live down here", said retired Senior Master Sgt. Harry Allen about the monument.
"World War II was an indication of what would happen to America", Nelson said.More news: Scientists observe supermassive black hole in infant universe
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"I thought they were cleaning out the entrance of Pearl Harbor because it isn't very wide". "Instead of retreating from the fight, America's Pacific Fleet dug in its heels".
Wetzel, 70, is a former U.S. Army soldier who served in the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company and 11th Combat Aviation Battalion from 1965 to 1968. They began the ceremony at noon, which was 7 a.m.in Hawaii.
The 20-minute ceremony was attended by Mayor John Antaramian, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes), State Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) and Kenosha County Division Director of Veterans Services Ali Nelson.
"Every time the bell tolled it really resonated with me that these were real people, real families, and it was just an honor to remember them", said Rachel Hubbard, a junior at Valley Christian.
"He'd not only survived the blast, and the flaming waters of the Pearl Harbor, he swam back to save the ship", Young said of his grandfather.
Almost half of the American casualties that morning were aboard the U.S.S. Arizona, Jindrich said.
Many remembering a time of terror and time of unwavering patriotism. He served out the rest of WWII in the Pacific theater, earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. "You'll never forget that, right?"