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Pearl Harbor survivors embrace teen

When Isaac Liljenberg came across his brother’s collection of videos about World War II, it sparked an interest in him about those who had served “I wanted to meet a World War II vet,” said the 16-year-old. “I wanted to interview some people.”

Front Porch: 75 years later, couple still inspires

They don’t make anniversary cards for 75th anniversaries. At least they didn’t have any at the stores I checked. After all, 72-day marriages like Kim Kardashian’s are probably more common now than unions spanning seven decades. On Saturday, my husband and I attended the 75th anniversary celebration of Warren and Betty Schott. I met the Schotts six years ago when I featured them in a Love Story. They were one of the first couples I wrote about for the ongoing series.

Survivors of 1941 attack bring history to life at SFCC

The challenge for history teachers has always been to make events of the past come alive to their students. Last week, Spokane Falls Community College instructor Nicole Montgomery received help with that task. As she covered World War II in one of her classes, student Amanda Ruggles mentioned her great uncle, Warren Schott, was a Pearl Harbor survivor, and asked if Montgomery would like him to talk to the class. She agreed and was put in touch with local historian and author Carol Hipperson.