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West Seneca veterans remember Pearl Harbor

Posted at 6:55 PM, Dec 07, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-02 18:55:52-05

What started as a quiet, peaceful day, 73 years ago, ended as the date that will live in infamy.

More than 2,000 American lives were lost when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

It led the United States into World War II.

Decades after the attack, and after the war ended, American Legion Post 735 held its annual memorial service to remember all the lives lost, in West Seneca.

A color guard was there to honor those who paid the ultimate price and taps playing in the background.

US Army veteran Commander Ronald Puckett said the last Pearl Harbor survivor from this post died in March.  He says "We don't have any living Pearl Harbor survivors in our area anymore."