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And 71 years later the nation remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor was killed more than 2400 Americans and propelled our nation directly into World War II.
Earlier today a moment of silence at Pearl Harbor -- aircraft from Hawaii's Air National Guard soared overhead and missing man formation.
The Japanese attack sank the USS Arizona battleship.
And today it's wreckage still lies in the bottom of the harbor.
Trace Gallagher an.
At -- a veteran who actually survived that attack on Pearl Harbor went on to fight for his country still fights for his fallen comrades today.
71 years later his name is Ray Emery and he now spends his time helping identify the remains of World War II veterans.
And finally to bring them home to their families offering some very long awaited closure was.
I think they're very very glad that after all these years there and they're realizing.
Their dream -- -- Limited and then finally got their relatives identified.
In fact after all these years so many veterans continue to give there is now a new documentary based on honor flight which is a program.
That flies World War II vets to DC to visit military monuments.
The film focuses on four Wisconsin vets including Joseph gambler who when he was rescued from may not see POW camp he weighed just seventeen pounds they called in the human skeleton.
And or Valenti who while battling terminal cancer was determined to make his honor flight and he did.
And he died shortly after his return here now is the film's director.
-- is about three years ago I wandered down to this memorial.
With my video camera right over there by the Atlantic -- And asked the World War II veteran a pretty simple question.
I said how's your day gallon.
And he looked at me with the utmost sincerity.
In his eyes and he said.
I could die a happy man -- that it made this trip.
To think about it sixteen million veterans fought for World War II ship there are one point five million remaining and we lose 600 each and every day you asked me earlier if you could give to honor flight you can.
It is basically honor flight.
Dot org it's a great great group -- indeed Trace Gallagher in LA.
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