Pearl Harbor Survivor Honored in Visit to 9/11 Memorial & Museum

John Seelie, a U.S. Army veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, salutes an American flag that flew at Ground Zero as he stands beside it at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
U.S. Army veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor John Seelie salutes flag that flew at Ground Zero on 9/11. Photo by Jin Lee

At the age of 94, U.S. Army veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor John Seelie fulfilled a long-time wish on Thursday: he visited the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to pay his respects.

Seelie, the last survivor of the 25th Infantry Division that was assigned to the Schofield Barracks in Honululu on Dec. 7 1941, was greeted by an honor guard that included members of the Port Authority Police Department, the New York City Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard and first responders. 

Seelie said it was "amazing" to see the 9/11 Memorial with his own eyes and that it was "such an honor to be recognized this way."

By 9/11 Memorial Museum Staff


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