By Brad Segall

HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS) — As the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor approaches, veterans were honored on Friday during a recognition breakfast in Montgomery County.

There were veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 300 men and women filled the Blair Mill Inn telling each other war stories from their time in the military.

86-year-old Jim Doherty of Horsham enlisted a few months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and flew more than fifty missions before he turned 21.

“You’re not interviewing a hero,” Doherty said. “You’re interviewing a young man who his country was attacked and therefore he went to help defend his country. He was an American.”

The breakfast was hosted by State Representatives Todd Stephens and Tom Murt who presented the veterans with certificates of appreciation for their service defending the United States of America.

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