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Gov. Walker honors vets at Pearl Harbor Day ceremony in Chippewa Falls


Chippewa Falls (WQOW) -- Governor Scott Walker made a stop in Chippewa Falls Thursday to honor the community's veterans. 

He was at the Wisconsin Veterans Home for a Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony. Some 200 Wisconsinites were serving at Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked in 1941, and 58 were killed in action. 

The at-times emotional event included a piano medley of service songs, where veterans raised their hands to recognize the military branch they served. 

In his address, Governor Walker told the packed room it's important we keep their stories alive and make sure younger generations understand their service. 

"Because for those young ones, that are just starting out and for those yet to be born, we want to make sure they don't have to make the kind of sacrifices that were made to get them to the point where they have the freedoms we hold so dear," Walker said. "We live in the land of the free because of the brave."

News 18 wanted to ask the governor about the sexual allegations plaguing Washington and if he thought the GOP's support of Senate candidate Roy Moore would hurt Republicans up for election in 2018, but Walker wasn't taking questions from reporters at the event. 

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