Fredericksburg museum remembers Pearl Harbor 80 years later

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FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) — The National Museum of the Pacific War commemorated the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a special presentation Tuesday.

The museum’s video was shown via Facebook Live, according to the museum’s Facebook page, and was hosted by Karen Stevenson, the museum’s director. If you missed it, you can watch the production on the museum’s website.

It features footage from the National Archives, Naval History and Heritage Command, National Park Service and the museum’s own archives. Joe Richard and J.C. Alston, Pearl Harbor attack survivors, are part of the presentation and testimonies are provided by Richard Abe and Ken and Libby Biederman.

Retired Gen. Michael Hagee, a Fredericksburg native and CEO and President of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation spoke with KXAN on the legacy of the “day which live in infamy,” and the courage of the men and women who made up the “greatest generation.”

“Unfortunately, those individuals are becoming fewer and fewer,” he said. “Pretty soon, we’re going to lose that personal touch, and it will only belong in the history books.”

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