Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —
On Dec. 7, 1941, the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, thus propelling the country into the second world war. As the “Greatest Generation” continues to age, it’s important to keep their stories and heroism alive for posterity.
Over the course of several weeks this past November, Union-Sun & Journal staff photographer Joed Viera spoke with four World War II veterans living in Niagara County. Two of them, Edward Kolek and Stanley Maziarz, are recipients of the French Legion of Honor Chevalier for their bravery and prowess during the war.