Americans across the country attended ceremonies Friday to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii 77 years ago that killed more than 2,400 people.
Dec. 7 (UPI) — Americans across the country attended ceremonies Friday to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii 77 years ago that killed more than 2,400 people.
For the first time since the bombardment in 1941, no survivors of the sinking of the USS Arizona were on hand for the ceremony in Hawaii at the Pacific National Monument. Hundreds of others gathered there, though, for the event marking the moment the first bombs and shots were fired at 7:50 a.m.
Jacqueline Ashwell, superintendent of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, said that though the five remaining survivors of the USS Arizona weren’t there, the United States would not forget their sacrifice, nor the sacrifice of other World War II veterans.

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