New Hampshire veterans home marks Pearl Harbor anniversary

TILTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire marked the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony at the state veterans home on Saturday.

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan was among those who spoke at the home in Tilton.

“We must always honor the sacrifices made by all of our veterans and service members by ensuring that our country is ever worthy of your service," she said.

She recognized Navy veteran Walter Borchert who served at Pearl Harbor during the attacks on December 7, 1941.

“I was eating an egg sandwich and drinking a cup of coffee when I heard this ‘pow, pow, pow’ noise,” he told the Concord Monitor in 2017.

Borchert, who lives at the veterans home, said he thought the noise was target practice at first. Decades later, he said he still has nightmares about the attack. “I wake up and don’t know where I am,” he said. “I hear bombs dropping.”

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