By Ken Molestina

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Dozens of World War II veterans, and a handful of Pearl Harbor survivors gathered to share a meal and their stories on this, the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks in Hawaii.

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The gathering was put together by the non-profit organization Roll Call and it was held at the Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Through salutes and a presidential speech re-enactment those in attendance remembered that fateful day on December 7th, 1941.

Dale Robinson, 94, an Army veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor was only 19 when the Japanese attacked.

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He recalled being outside of his barracks when the Japanese fighter planes came flying above.

Mr. Robinson said, “It’s hard to believe isn’t it Seventy-five years have gone by since then.”

Robert Tanner also survived the attack, but lost many friends.

He added, “the blast threw me across the steps. I slid on my belly for about 35 feet”, about the moments when the bombs were falling.

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The veterans say they all shared their stories on this anniversary hoping younger generations won’t ever forget all that was lost and sacrificed on that dark day in history.