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Remembering Pearl Harbor 72 Years Later

Posted on: 10:12 pm, December 7, 2013, by , updated on: 10:23pm, December 7, 2013

SCRANTON — Pearl harbor day is a day that will live in infamy.

On this date back in 1941 the Japanese attacked the United States on the island on Oahu, Hawaii. This is what led to the US involvement in World War II. Roughly 2,500 US Marines, sailors and soldiers were killed that day.

People all over our area were remembering that tragic day Saturday, on its 72nd anniversary.

The Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton had a special exhibit.

The display highlighted the role railroads played in World War II, as well as other vehicles, like a 1942 Willie’s jeep and a 1941 Plymouth staff car.

“That would have been used by senior officers. They would have had enlisted drivers that took them to and from meetings or wherever they really need to go,” said Mark Horn, of Blakely.

Actors also reenacted the roles of army generals to help bring to life what it was like back then.

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