SOUTH PARIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A 93-year old sailor, who survived the attack on Pearl Harobr was the guest of honor at a remembrance ceremony at the Maine Veteran's Home in South Paris Friday.

Bert Davis was a crew member on a Navy destroyer when Japanese fight planes attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.

He volunteered to take a boat out to the USS Arizona and pick up survivors. Davis, who lives at the Veteran's Home, sufferes from Alzheimer's disease and is unable to talk about what happened that day.

Also unveiled was a 32-inch section of the USS Arizona. With the help of Senator Olympia Snowe's office, the staff at the Veteran's Home were able to get a section of the ship, which was in Hawaii.

Veterans we spoke to say they are grateful for the sacrifice service members made during Pearl Harbor.

"You sit and listen to these people and what they endured during World War 2 and Pearl Harbor wherever they were and they experienced a lot, they did a lot and they sacrificed a lot,' said Gary Purington who served during the Vietnam War.

The section of the USS Arizona will be on display at the Veteran's Home in South APris and will be on loan to local high schools.

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