Government officials—and even a couple of country stars—gathered at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Coral Ballroom to honor WWII veterans and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Dec. 7, 1941. Speakers shared stories of these great men and women, including the story of a civilian casualty and the legacy she leaves behind (as told by her great-great-grandson), and how the Red Cross and Blood Bank of Hawaii helped in that time of crisis. However, as with all the events held in honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the stars of the evening were the survivors from that date that will live in infamy, and those that served in the subsequent war that followed.


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Jack Tasker, Elizabeth Tasker, Garth Brooks, Tricia Yearwood