Bangor Remembers Pearl Harbor on 72nd Anniversary 

On this day in 1941 the US Naval base of Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese leaving more than two thousand Americans dead.

The events of that day launched the US into World War 2.

Today, people in Bangor spent time remembering those fallen.

“This is a solemn day. This is just a reminder that there were those that gave their lives for our freedom and we just can’t forget them,” said Ronald Smith, Senior Vice Commander for the State of Maine VFW.

The Willard Carlton Orr bridge is named in honor of Orr, a Bangor resident who died at Pearl Harbor.

This is the 43rd year of the Pearl Harbor remembrance in Bangor.