Pearl Harbor Survivors Share With Students

by Jay Wintermeyer

SPOKANE, Wash., 12/07/2011 - Adventist students learned first-hand Wednesday from Pearl Harbor survivors.

Area veterans and survivors shared with about 150 students from Palisades Christian Academy, Spokane Valley Adventist School and other area schools. Students spent the day listening to personal accounts of the Pearl Harbor attacks from the Lilac Chapter of Survivors.

The special Pearl Harbor memorial event was a chance for students to hear a story most of them have only read about in history books. The first-hand accounts from survivors who experienced the tragedy was moving.

According to local news reports, there are less than 3,000 survivors registered with the National Pearl Harbor Association and only 10 living members in the Lilac City Chapter.