McAllen holds Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony
Local leaders and veterans gathered in McAllen Tuesday to remember an infamous day in U.S. history – the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The attack prompted the United States to officially enter World War II.
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Though it was many years ago, veteran Jan Hartzog said it’s still important to remember the thousands who were killed.
“This is a day that should never ever be forgotten. Unfortunately, most of our Pearl Harbor day survivors are gone,” Hartzog said.
Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said it means the world to him to hold this event every year.
“It’s also a time to remember the valor of people, and how the country got together, to fight an evil enemy,” Judge Cortez said.
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