Remembering Pearl Harbor
In Alachua County, Friday, people remembered those who lost their lives in that attack.
Glen Nordquist was in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, not as a solider, but a football player.
His team played the University of Hawaii the night before the attack.
The following morning he remembers being at the beach of his hotel when he saw planes flying above him, but he never expected it to be an attack.
"I thought they were new planes that were assigned to Pearl Harbor for duty, instead they were the Japanese planes flying," Nordquist says. "We were able to see the smoke arising from the bombed ships, than the planes came back over us on the way back and a bomb hit the hotel we were staying in."
Elizabeth Patrick served in The Navy for three years during World War II.
At the time women were not allowed into the war zones like today. Two years later Elizabeth arrived in Hawaii and was assigned war supply paperwork in offices.
"That was a very very emotional time, because we knew that all those hundreds of men were entombed beneath her."
And it was those who died in the attack 66 years ago who are remembered.
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