Remembering attack on Pearl Harbor

By Gregory Woods

CHARLESTON, S. C (WCIV) -- Hundreds of families from across the Lowcountry went to Patriots Point Saturday, to reflect on the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The attack happened Dec. 7, 1941 and was the main reason the U.S. entered into World War II.

During the attack, 25 men from South Carolina lost their lives. Saturday, those men were honored as the sound of bells echoed through the USS Yorktown during a moment of silence.

The names of each fallen man were also read.

While a moment of silence honored those lives lost, the men who survived were also remembered.

"I was in the Army, we were bombed three or four minutes before they bombed the harbor," said Edward Crews.

Tom Ryan, 92, was on watch at the harbor when the Japanese attacked.

"The worst part for me wasn't the bombing and stuff like that it was seeing those young boys in the water," he said."I tried to pick one up, and I apologized to him."

Bucky Morris is the son of a survivor and he said there are life lessons to be learned from the bombing.

"It's important for us and our family and people to remember what happened, so that it doesn't happen again," he said.

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