POSTED: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:36pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:08pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Those who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor were remembered today.
Veterans were among the dozens of people who attended the ceremony on board the USS Kidd today on the 71st anniversary of the tragic attack that killed thousands of Americans. It's a day veterans say should never be forgotten.
"It's so important for adults and young people to remember what happens in the past,” Maury Drumond, USS Kidd, said. “So often the only thing they know is what's on their Facebook and they have no idea the sacrifices that were made for them."
Roughly 16 million Americans served in WWII and more than 400,000 died during the war. At its end, there were approximately 79,000 Americans unaccounted for, with roughly 73,000 remaining unaccounted for to this day.