Many in the East took the time Tuesday to remember Pearl Harbor. In Jacksonville, many gathered at the American Legion for a special ceremony to commemorate the 69th anniversary and the loss of lives, and to honor those survivors.
It was emotional day for some as they remembered the countless military personnel who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The ceremony began with the posting of colors and then words of gratitude. Then it was on to the Missing Man table ceremony and the laying of the wreaths. It was in remembrance of that day- a way many say to keep our history alive.
"It's part of our history. People need to know that it happened, Its' just like a lot of other things that happened in world war II when all the people that actually witnessed it are gone, it kind of fades from memory," said Burton-Cowell Post 265 Commander, Gerald Griffon.
The American Legion in Jacksonville commemorates Pearl Harbor Day every year. It was the Pearl Harbor attack that ushered the us into World War II.