Local veterans gathered at the Saline Downtown Diner Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
A crowd of 32 people gathered for breakfast Friday at the diner, located at 131 E. Michigan Ave. (best access is from the downtown parking lot off North Ann Arbor Street).
"We had a great turnout. I think everyone really enjoyed the food and had fun," said Bob Kwiecinski, a U.S. Air Force veteran who lives in Saline.
The event was organized by Saline residents George Perrault, a U.S. Navy veteran, and Pete Belaire, a U.S. Marine veteran. Perrault and Belaire also coordinated the recent "What So Proudly We Hail" project to replace and upgrade the flagpole area at Oakwood Cemetery.
On Dec. 7, 1941, a Japanese sneak attack on the U.S. Naval Forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killed 2,402 Americans and wounded another 1,282. The attack drew the United State into World War II.