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Veterans remember those killed in Pearl Harbor surprise attack

Harold McDaniel and Marvin Westcott presented a memorial wreath. The two men were at Pearl Harbor the day of the attack and the first day after. (Photo source: WLOX) Harold McDaniel and Marvin Westcott presented a memorial wreath. The two men were at Pearl Harbor the day of the attack and the first day after. (Photo source: WLOX)
Residents gathered beneath the flag pole Monday morning for the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. Residents gathered beneath the flag pole Monday morning for the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony.
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The voice of President Franklin Roosevelt echoed off the resident towers and across the reflecting pool at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Residents gathered beneath the flag pole this morning for the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony.

The President's famous "infamy" speech was played at the start of the event. Members of the greatest generation bowed their heads and recalled the more than 2,000 Americans killed during the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

Harold McDaniel and Marvin Westcott presented a memorial wreath. The two men were at Pearl Harbor the day of the attack and the first day after.

Both say the images are forever etched in their memory. Westcott says anger doesn't begin to describe what he and the other men were feeling as they saw sunken battleships and bodies floating in the water.

Steve Phillips was on hand for the emotional ceremony this morning. Look for the full story later today on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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