HONOLULU – the Survivors will gather on the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow soldiers killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago.
About 20 survivors are expected Thursday, is the case in a grassy spot overlooking the harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. A few thousand members of the public, the Navy and the National Park Service, civil servants shall be with them.
Author Steve Twomey will give the keynote address. He wrote “Countdown to Pearl Harbor,” which explores the 12 days leading up to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.
A moment of silence will mark the time that the attack began.
More than 2,300 servicemen were killed in the attack carried out by Japanese aircraft. Nearly half were on the battleship USS Arizona, which exploded and sank after being bombed.