DENVER (KDVR) – Earlier this month, a Denver-based veterans charity escorted two Pearl Harbor survivors to Hawaii for the 80th anniversary of the attack. Their mission? To connect the World War II veterans with young school children, so their place in history won’t be forgotten.
By most estimates, the number of Pearl Harbor attack survivors has dwindled to fewer than 75, including George Blake of Salida, Colo.
The charity, The Greatest Generations Foundation, escorted Michael “Mickey Ganitch, 102, and Robert Fernandez, 97, to Honolulu, along with two other World War II veterans. They met with school children, giving them a first-hand account of the attack that thrust America into World War II.
To watch their journey in this FOX31 Serving Those Who Serve documentary, “Pearl Harbor 80: Connecting Generations.”