GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It has been 74 years since the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
On Monday, veterans gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 2,400 Americans killed on Dec. 7th, 1941, in Hawaii.
In a small chapel at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, Bill Campbell speaks to a group of veterans.
"Many of you will probably remember the phrase, 'Remember Pearl Harbor,'" Campbell said. "And that was because it was one of the biggest things to happen to our country to that point."
Campbell worries that Americans are forgetting the day.
"That is why I mention over and over again remember to remember Pearl Harbor ..." he added.
At least three people with ties to Kent County died in the attacks. This includes a pair of brothers who were misidentified.