Oldest Veteran Alive, 110, Participates in Pearl Harbor Ceremony, Watch Only Color Film of Attack

Screenshot from only color video of attack on Pearl Harbor.

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America’s oldest living veteran, Former Army private Frank Levingston, who turned 110 last month, joined two Pearl Harbor survivors today at the wreath-laying ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

Levingston served in Italy during World War II after enlisting in 1942.

Thousands are expected to gather at the site of the attack and attend anniversary events and ceremonies held at the USS Arizona Memorial.

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The annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade occurs Monday evening; it and other events are webcast live throughout the day via PearlHarborParade.org and PearlHarborEvents.com.

Watch the only color film of the attack on Pearl Harbor:

CWO4 Clyde Daughtry filmed the original footage, which is lost. This video is a copy. It includes shots of the USS Nevada (BB-36) firing back at Japanese aircraft, the USS Oglala (CM-4) sinking, and the USS St. Louis underway (CL-4).

Tomorrow, via a live broadcast provided by the National Park Service, the public will be able to watch a dive to the wreck of the Arizona by a Pacific National Monuments cultural resources chief, and can ask questions via Facebook.

Pearl Harbor was commemorated today throughout America– from the docks near the battleship USS New Jersey, in Camden, N.J.– to the U.S. Arizona Memorial, which receives more than 1.8 million visitors every year.

Watch the U.S. Navy video, Touring the Arizona.

Read more about Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Navy: This Day in History: December 7, 1941.



Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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