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GALLERY: Tribute to Our Veterans

  • Command Sergeant Major Rachel Fails of the Iowa National Guard sits before the U.S. military flags as organizer Christopher Anthony introduces her. Press photos by Kate Hayden

  • Pearl Harbor survivor Francis Riley receives a standing ovation from the audience as Anthony introduces him.

  • Survivor Francis Riley, who attended with his granddaughter Sherry Steine Ross, left, was raising the flag on Dec. 7, 1941 on battleship row. He recalls seeing a Japanese pilot wave at him as the planes rushed by, Steine Ross said.

  • Jessica Hyde sings the National Anthem.

  • Boy Scout Troop 1078 present a wreath to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Riley shows Stein Ross a token presented to him by the 75th Anniversary Tribute organizers.

  • Derek LaBarge presents taps during the ceremony.

  • Francis Riley, Seaman 1st Class in 1941, stands with the commemorative wreath presented during the ceremony.

  • World War II uniforms on display in the lobby of the 500 North Grand Auditorium.

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