Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Survivors of Japan's attack on the U.S. military bases at Pearl Harbor 64 years ago were expected to join sailors, community leaders and guests today in observing the anniversary of the assault.
The ceremony will begin with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. (11:55 a.m. Twin Cities time) -- the time the attack began. A Navy ship will honor the battleship Arizona, which lies submerged with the bodies of hundreds of sailors entombed. The Hawaii Air National Guard will fly F-15s in formation over the harbor. The Dec. 7, 1941, attack lasted two hours, leaving 21 U.S. ships heavily damaged and 323 aircraft damaged or destroyed. It killed 2,390 people and wounded 1,178.