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Remembering Pearl Harbor

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a day that will live in infamy.

It was on Dec, 7, 1941 that the United States was catapulted into World War II.

Joe Solomon and his older brother Mickel Solomon both served during World War II, but only Mickel went overseas.

Mickel was 21 years old when he heard about the attacks of Pearl Harbor over the radio. Shaken and motivated, he decided to enlist and spent the remainder of the war defending the pacific even as the atomic bombs dropped.

Mickel Solomon has his very own display here at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. The display includes his story and his very own navy uniform.

A group from Jackson, Miss., spent this day visiting the museum. They watched films about Pearl Harbor, General Chennault and the veterans involved.

Nell Calloway is General Chennault's granddaughter and the museum's director.

"It is so important for us to remember Pearl Harbor and to talk to these men," Calloway said. "I mean we were caught unaware, I mean the Japanese attacked us and nobody was really expecting it during that time. And history has a way of repeating itself." 

Saturday, we will mark anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Solomons will never forget Dec. 7, 1941. Like many others, it forever changed their lives and the lives of American's all across the world.

 

The museum will continue to show the film on Pearl Harbor on Saturday.The doors are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is always free.

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