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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony in Waterloo

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The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum is remembering the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor at 1 PM on December 7, 2016.

417 Iowans were at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack, according to Governor Branstad's office. World War II veterans are reflecting across the state.

 98-year- old Verne Seidel was stationed in Louisiana at the time of the surprise attack.

"The minute we got the news of Pearl Harbor, we immediately left to go overseas," he says.

It's an emotional day for many veterans.

U.S Army Veteran Kenneth Adams says, "It brings up a lot of bad, bad memories. It's nice we are here together though, we all got something in common. Every time you look at someone, you don't have to know them ..we all have something in common."

Adams' son and nephew were with him for the ceremony.

His nephew Lee Gelder says, "It's important because I hope that we continue to remember the greatest generation and the sacrifices they made."

This program featured a performance by the University of Northern Iowa Horn Choir, a presentation by WWII Veteran David Greene and a memorial wreath laying.

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