Salute to World War II veterans

Twenty-one of the 40 remaining local World War II veterans gather for a picture Saturday on Pearl Harbor Day. The local VFW presented the veterans with a plaque honoring their service. For those who could not attend, the VFW will deliver their plaques. The group included one Rosie the Riveter. Enlargephoto

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Twenty-one of the 40 remaining local World War II veterans gather for a picture Saturday on Pearl Harbor Day. The local VFW presented the veterans with a plaque honoring their service. For those who could not attend, the VFW will deliver their plaques. The group included one Rosie the Riveter.

Veterans from later wars salute the men and women who served in WWII. The VFW sponsored a luncheon honoring the local veterans on Pearl Harbor Day. Enlargephoto

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Veterans from later wars salute the men and women who served in WWII. The VFW sponsored a luncheon honoring the local veterans on Pearl Harbor Day.

Korean War veteran Jack Ott shares stories with WWII veteran Jesse Beach during the luncheon honoring WWII veterans Saturday. Enlargephoto

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Korean War veteran Jack Ott shares stories with WWII veteran Jesse Beach during the luncheon honoring WWII veterans Saturday.

Jesse Martinez holds a portrait from his WWII years. He said he was four inches taller back then. Enlargephoto

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Jesse Martinez holds a portrait from his WWII years. He said he was four inches taller back then.

Linley Leonard salutes Bill Duncan after giving him a plaque for his service during WWII. Enlargephoto

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Linley Leonard salutes Bill Duncan after giving him a plaque for his service during WWII.