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File photo/The Herald-Dispatch Justin Clark of Den 4, Cub Scout Pack 36, places an American Flag on the grave of World War II Navy veteran Jackie L. Adkins at Rome Cemetery in Proctorville, Ohio, on May 24, 1998. The Cub Scouts were putting out the flags as part of an effort to attain the Presidential Summit Award, a community service honor. To receive the award they must do 12 hours of community service a year through the year 2000. Decorating the graves was their first project for 1998 and approximately 10 scouts took part, as well as parents and volunteers from the local VFW Post.

Gallery: Memories of World War II

Jan. 07, 2009 @ 01:44 PM

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ushered the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. It changed the lives of millions of Americans who put on their country's uniform and went into battle.

Would you like to add a photo of you World War II veteran to this gallery? E-mail it to online editor Andrea Copley-Smith.