12-7-06 On December 7, 1941 thousands of Americans were killed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Today local veterans still remember that historic day; a day that those who lived through it will never forget.
The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees hosted a luncheon to allow veterans to tell their stories and share their appreciation to all those that served at Pearl Harbor. J.W. Hoover is one such local veteran who was at Pearl Harbor two days before the attack. Shortly after the war began Hoover was taken as a prisoner of war for the next 45 months. Even so when he looks back at what he did for his country, Hoover says he feels proud.