Minnesotans Honor WWII Veterans

Created: 12/07/2013 12:00 PM KSTP.com

(KSTP) - On Dec. 7, the U.S. remembers the 72nd anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

The strikes set the stage for America's entry into WWII. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton ordered flags to be flown at half staff Saturday.

WWII veterans are aging and dying off, according to WWII Veteran Tom Mullen. A remembrance ceremony is happening Saturday at the Veterans Service Building in St. Paul.

One particular veteran that will be remembered is Edward Wenslaf, who was on the USS-Arizona when it was bombed during WWII. Over 1,100 people on the Arizona were killed.

Wenslaf, a Milaca native, died at the age of 95 last year.

The ceremony began at 10 a.m. and will last throughout the morning.

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Photo: MGN Online/U.S. Navy