Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pearl Harbor Day Memorials

HONOLULU — More than 2,000 World War II veterans and other observers have gathered in Hawaii to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Participants across the water from the sunken USS Arizona went silent at 7:55 a.m. local time, the moment in 1941 when hundreds of Japanese planes began raining bombs and torpedoes onto U.S. military ships and planes in the harbor.

Unlike past observances, which focused on the attack itself, this year's remembrance ceremony focused on the aftermath, including the carrier-launched B-52 bomber raid on Tokyo led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle four months later.


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