Locals honor those who served in attack on Pearl Harbor


ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - It has been 72 years since the 'day which will live in infamy' occurred, however, the memories of those who died in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 were honored all across the country, Saturday.

In Rome, local war vets gathered at the Lake Delta Inn for a Pearl Harbor Dinner. Seven WWII vets were honored for their service at the dinner.

It was a way to remember those who have died while serving their country, as well as pay tribute to those who continue to fight for our nation today.

"We didn't have IED's, we didn't have to go up against suicide bombing vests. It was a great generation [of soldiers] back then," said WWII veteran Russ Fielding. "But we're no greater soldiers than the one's who are out there now."

The dinner was hosted by Greater Rome and Utica Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.

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