Reporting Lynne Adkins
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By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three Delaware County, Pa. men who survived the “day that will live in infamy” today got a first-hand tour of a Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit dear to their hearts.
Patriotic music set the theme at the exhibit titled, “Remembrance,” a replica of the USS Arizona memorial in Hawaii.
Ninety-five year old George Smith has been to the original and was awed by this replica. He’s also a longtime fan of the Flower Show.
“Beautiful — when my wife was living, we came every year,” he said today.
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Ninety-year-old Ed Kane, another Pearl Harbor survivor, was also impressed.
“It’s fantastic,” he said.
“We wanted to go outside the box, stretch our imagination, and go from a teaching perspective,” he tells KYW Newsradio. “Bring back a little bit of history.”
The model includes the names of all the men who went down with the Arizona during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.