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76th Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony held at Gridley Biggs Cemetery

The 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is Thursday, December 7th, the day the Japense attacked Hawaii. A remembrance ceremony was held at the Gridley Biggs cemetery to honor the 24-hundred service members who died that day in 1941.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 12:26 PM

The 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is Thursday, December 7th, the day the Japanese attacked Hawaii.

A remembrance ceremony was held at the Gridley-Biggs cemetery to honor the 24-hundred service members who died that day in 1941. 

There was a two bell ceremony and a rifle salute conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Those who attended were fortunate enough to meet 2 pearl harbor survivors including 95-year-old Arthur Wells of Chico and Vere Gardner of Gridley.

Wells served in the Marine Corp and still recalls the attack and he said he was guarding ships for the Navy.

"I was on a battleship for 2. In other words, they had marine detachments and as a Marine we had to guard those old ships. (Laughs). And I lived (laughs)," said Wells.

Pearl Harbor shifted the United States into World War II. 

Shortly after Wells served in the war, he met the love of his life, Delores whom he's been married to for 73 years.

It's unclear how many survivors are still living, but just this year it was confirmed by NBC News the oldest survivor is 105 years old.

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