DENVER (CBS4)– The American Legion Post No. 1 in Denver honored survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack.
It was 71 years ago on Friday the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. was pushed into World War II.
President Franklin Roosevelt made the prediction that the day would live in infamy.
Pearl Harbor survivors gathered at the post at 5400 E. Yale Ave. in Denver Friday morning.
They paid tribute to the attack at 10:55 a.m. corresponding to the moment at which the planned attack on Oahu Dec. 7, 1941 happened.
Many WWII veterans recalled that day, saying it was one they will never forget.
Jim Doyle, a photographer with the Navy, took many of the photographs from the attack and the aftermath.
“It was a horrible day. I saw some terrible things. For a long time I didn’t want to talk about it but now I feel I should,” said Doyle.
The veterans enjoyed proof that their sacrifices are still remembered today. Children presented the WWII veterans with American flags.