Pearl Harbor 79th anniversary of attack goes mostly virtual
By William Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 8, 2020
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Credit: Pearl Harbor National Memorial
The National Parks Service and the U.S. Navy are hosting the 79th Anniversary National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration Ceremony in Hawaii to honor and remember the 2,403 Americans lost during the 1941 Japanese attack on the island of Oahu. https://bit.ly/2K0eQai
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The annual commemorative ceremony to honor the fallen from an attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, was limited to a small private event Monday due to the novel coronavirus. The occasion marked the 79th anniversary of the event. The USS Arizona Memorial, with the USS Missouri in the background, was seen Monday at Pearl Harbor.
Superintendent of Pearl Harbor National Memorial Scott Burch, spoke during the ceremony.
U.S. Marines wearing masks paused Monday during prayer at the ceremony marking the attack on Pearl Harbor, above. A moment of silence was held at 7:55 a.m., the same time the attack began 79 years ago.
A Navy sailor, played taps in front of the USS Missouri during the ceremony.
A National Park Service official, rang a bell from the USS Arizona on Monday.
“For thousands of people, the first day of the war was also the last day they saw of it. The loss of those lives showed us what was at stake.”
USS Arizona survivor, speaking in a video presentation from his home in Grass Valley, Calif.