According to Census data, 1.6 million World War II veterans are still alive. The northeast has a larger share of the total veteran population than any other region, according to the Washington Post.
More than 2,300 Americans died in the attack at Pearl Harbor exactly 72 years ago on Saturday. The USS Arizona was destroyed, the USS Oklahoma overturned. As a result, Congress ushered the nation into the second world war.
More than 16 million Americans served in that war, and more than 400,000 died.