Hickam Elementary students meet Pearl Harbor survivors


Oahu Elementary students got a unique glimpse into history Thursday.

Students at Hickam Elementary received a history lesson from a group of Pearl Harbor survivors.

Before the meeting, the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders were required to study the events of that historic day and prepare questions.

“For me and them, it means the world because this is something they’re never going to forget. They can’t wait till they re-stationed at another base, because they explain that they came from Hawaii and talk about Pearl Harbor and who they got to meet,” said Hickam Elementary School teacher Deanna Roose.

Commemoration events for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor continue through Sunday.

On Friday evening, the Pacific Aviation Museum hosts a dramatic reading of KHON2 news anchor Joe Moore’s play Righteous Revenge about the Doolittle raid on Tokyo, America’s first response to Pearl Harbor. The event is sold out.

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