Wiregrass Honor Pearl Harbor Victims

Thursday marked the 65th anniversary of the surprise attack, which pulled the United States into War World II.

At 12:55 Thursday afternoon, Wiregrass victims of Pearl Harbor and War Veterans bowed their heads to remember the attack, which occurred at the exact same moment Pacific Time.

The memorial service was held at the newly-constructed Wiregrass Soldiers Memorial Park in Dothan.

A bell was rung for each Alabama soldier who lost his life during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Also, survivors placed a wreath and unveiled a new memorial for those who lost their lives that day.

Historian and War Veteran Wendell Stepp said Thursday, “This kind of spirit right here, this kind of spirit right here will sustain the United States of America for the rest of eternity. I don't ever think anyone could ever do anything to harm this country.”

The soldier's memorial is the first of its kind in the Wiregrass.