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WWII veteran shares Pearl Harbor experience

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OWEGO (WBNG) -- Thursday marked the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Several American ships were destroyed on the island of Oahu, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. To this day the U.S.S. Arizona still remains sunken, along with the remains of some of its crew members.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 2,000 Americans were killed in the attack and more than 1,000 were wounded.

The attack marked the beginning of the United States' intervention in World War II.

On Thursday, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 1371 in Owego remembered those who were killed during the attack, and honored those who survived.

Bill Kennedy, 97, told his story as a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Kennedy's family was able to join him in honoring him for his service.    

An active U.S. Navy pilot based at Lockheed Martin was in attendance to show his support of those service members at Pearl Harbor.

Taps was played to close the ceremony of remembrance.

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