World War II vets share experiences through New Hartford Historical Society program


NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - One day after the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, WWII veterans spoke at the New Hartford Public library about their time in the service, Sunday.

Three veterans, two from the U.S. Air Corp and one from the Navy, presented a slide show and shared stories they had, memories they recalled, and talked about hardships of fighting in the war.

It was a way for the veterans to show the tremendous amount of dedication and courage that it takes to serve for our country.

"I feel quite proud," said veteran, Lewis Smith. "Not for myself, but for everyone who did serve.

"Not only in WWII, but in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, all those wars."

Smith also said that today's event was one of his largest public speeches he has made regarding his experiences.

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