Local veterans remember significance of Pearl Harbor

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Monday we remember the heroes who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. 

Over 2,400 Americans were killed that day after the Japanese surprise attack of the the U.S. Naval Base near Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. 

Local veteran Cory Felts says this is a day to remember the sacrifice that veterans make for our country, especially during World War II. He said many are touched personally by this day. 

“It’s a day to honor those who chose to serve and who have gone on before us. Many of us think of today, we served because we had a family member who served during or immediately after Dec. 7. Many families have a legacy of service that stems from that fateful Sunday morning,” said Felts. 

In years past, veterans have gathered in Bowling Green to remember this day but because of COVID-19, they are not having any events.