Greenville observance remembers Pearl Harbor attack 76 years ago

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) Dozens of people gathered Thursday to observe the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The observance was held at the Veterans Memorial at the Greenville Town Common.

Generations of civilians and Veterans of different services and era's looked on as taps was played and a wreath was placed at the memorial.

Three World War II Veterans were guests of honor at the event.

Former Navy servicemember and event organizer James Harris, says he worries that as time passes, World War II Veterans and their sacrifices might be overlooked.

Harris says, "I hate to see the old timers being forgotten and just shuffled aside. And they did such a great thing for us. They went and fought a major war that nobody really wanted to get into to begin with, but they answered the call."

Harris says he plans to continue planning Pearl Harbor Day observances as long as he's able to.