Veterans in Mason honor lives lost on Pearl Harbor anniversary

MASON, Mich. (WLNS) – “It becomes our job to carry on their memory and to ensure that memory is passed on to the next generation and to those to come,” said American Legion Post 148 Commander Leon Clark.

December 7th, 1941…a date that has gone down in history as one of our country’s most vicious attacks and propelled the United Stated into World War II…

“2,300 people plus lost their lives, many more were wounded and the course of history for the United States was changed forever,” Former American Legion Post 148 Commander Bruce Anderson stated.

75 years later and yet a day that will never be forgotten…

“If we don’t make a big deal out of it then it will be forgotten and everything that those people have done would be for nothing,” Clark said.

“Without their sacrifice, we would not be able to be standing here today,” Anderson added.

Anderson stood tall as he reflected on those who died for our country and remembers his family who lost their lives.

“This is my Uncle Gene R. Anderson B17 pilot, World War II,” he said.

Veterans held their heads high…

“May God bless those survivors, their families, and each of you,” Clark stated amongst the crowd.

Aimed their guns to the sky…

“Ready…aim…fire…*gunshot*…aim…fire…*gunshot*…”

In honor of fallen soldiers…

“For those who did not come home, they gave their all…they gave the ultimate sacrifice and that is what we’re here today to honor,” said Anderson.

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