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Pearl Harbor survivors gather on 82nd anniversary of attack

Today’s ceremony was held on a field across the harbor from the USS Arizona Memorial, which sits atop the battleship that exploded and sank shortly after being hit on Dec. 7, 1941.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, 102, of Florida, recalls some of the memories of the December 7 attack during the 82nd commemoration ceremony on Thursday. Chandler has never been back to Pearl Harbor since that day.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, 102, of Florida, recalls some of the memories of the December 7 attack during the 82nd commemoration ceremony on Thursday. Chandler has never been back to Pearl Harbor since that day.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, 102, of Florida, recalls some of the memories of the December 7 attack during the 82nd commemoration ceremony. Chandler has never been back to Pearl Harbor since that day.
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Pearl Harbor survivors Ed Carroll, right, and Herbert Elfring talk during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ed Carroll pauses for a moment of silence.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, left, pauses with fellow veterans and participants for a moment of silence.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Kenneth Stevens, second from left, joins fellow veterans and members of the audience in a moment of silence.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, left, salutes with fellow veterans.
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U.S. Navy sailors man the rails of the USS Decatur as it conducts a pass in review.
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U.S. Navy sailors man the rails of the USS Decatur as it conducts a pass in review alongside the USS Arizona memorial.
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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett speaks during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, right, shakes hands with Adm. John C. Aquilino during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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U.S. Navy Adm. John C. Aquilino speaks during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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USMC Capt. Daniel Hower, grand nephew of Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Contor, speaks during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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People listen during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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USMC Capt. Daniel Hower, grand nephew of Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Contor, walks after speaking during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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A bugler plays “Taps” after a rifle salute by U.S. Marines.
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Arden Basler, of Ypsilanti, Mich., daughter of Virginia Basler—a Rosey Riveter of World War II— views memorial wreaths.
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Pearl Harbor survivors Ed Carroll, right, and Herbert Elfring talk during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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Pearl Harbor survivors Herbert Elfring, right, and Robert Lee talk during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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NPS ranger Kara Jones, left, talks with Pearl Harbor survivors Robert Lee, middle, and Herbert Elfring.
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NPS ranger Kara Jones, left, talks with Pearl Harbor survivors Robert Lee, middle, and Herbert Elfring.
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USMC Capt. Riley Jones, right, of VMA 268 based out of Kaneohe MCAS, helps Pearl Harbor survivor Herbert Elfring to his feet.
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USMC Capt. Riley Jones, right, of VMA 268 based out of Kaneohe MCAS, shakes hands with Pearl Harbor survivor Herbert Elfring as survivor Robert Lee looks on at bottom left.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Herbert Elfring shakes hands with NPS ranger Kara Jones, right, as USMC Capt. Riley Jones, second from right, talks with survivor Robert Lee, bottom left.
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Servicemen greet Pearl Harbor survivors during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Lee, left, joins fellow veterans and members of the audience in a moment of silence.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ed Carroll, second from left, pauses with fellow veterans and participants for a moment of silence.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Lee, left, joins fellow veterans and members of the audience in a moment of silence.
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F-22 raptors with the 199th Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, 19th Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force, perform a Missing Man Flyover Formation over the USS Arizona memorial.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, middle, salutes as the USS Decatur conducts a pass in review.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, middle, salutes as the USS Decatur conducts a pass in review.
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Participants stand and applaud Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans.
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Memorial wreaths are presented during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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USMC Capt. Riley Jones, right, Highland High School JROTC cadet Megan Becker, and NPS ranger Kara Jones present a memorial wreath.
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USMC Capt. Riley Jones, right, Highland High School JROTC cadet Megan Becker, and NPS ranger Kara Jones present a memorial wreath.
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Presenters of memorial wreaths salute during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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Participants stand and applaud Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans.
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Participants stand and applaud Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans.
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U.S. Marines perform a rifle salute during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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A bugler salutes as U.S. Marines perform a rifle salute during the 82nd commemoration ceremony.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Herbert Elfring, middle, talks with Hawaii Gov. Josh Green.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler shakes hands with Hawaii Gov. Josh Green.
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Pearl Harbor survivor and WWII veteran Harry Chandler, 102, of Fla., middle, salutes as the USS Decatur conducts a pass in review during a ceremony commemorating the Pearl Harbor attack, Thursday, Dec. 7. Pearl Harbor Survivors, World War II veterans and their families gather in Pearl Harbor to commemorate those who perished 82 years ago.
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The USS Decatur, right, conducts a pass in review alongside the USS Arizona memorial during the commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Thursday, Dec. 7.
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Robert Lee, 103, enters the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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USS Arizona survivor and civilian witness Robert Lee, left, shares a chat with Pearl Harbor survivor Herbert Elfring before the commemoration ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Thursday, Dec. 7.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ken Stevens, shakes hand with an attendee during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Harry Chandler, 102, of Tequesta, Fla., represents all other survivors during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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An attendee asks Pearl Harbor survivor Ira "Ike" Schab, 103, to sign an U.S. flag during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Herb Elfring, 101, speaks to the media during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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Pearl Harbor survivors Harry Chandler, 102, left, and Herb Elfring, 101, talk to each other during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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U.S. Marines fire a salute in front of the USS Arizona Memorial during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command speaks during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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F-22 raptors perform a missing man flyover during the commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Thursday, Dec. 7.
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F22 Raptors execute the missing man formation during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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Servicemen and a Park Service ranger present a wreath during the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, salutes as he leaves the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pearl Harbor.
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In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, a small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
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American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the destroyer USS Shaw explodes after being hit by bombs during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941.
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The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

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