Veteran: Pearl Harbor attack sparked patriotism in America

Saturday morning, a contingent of local residents gathered at the American Legion log cabin in Fayetteville to remember the nearly 2,400 people who were killed or injured in the Dec. 7, 1941 surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

The guest speaker was local resident and WWII veteran Ardon Smith, who remembered getting help to doctor his birth certificate in order to join the military, as so many Americans at the time had rushed to sign up to join the war effort out of a feeling of patriotism.

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via The Citizen

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