On this, the 65th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii’s Governor Linda Lingle is to pay homage at the site of the attack to both survivors and those who were lost.
And with their numbers quickly dwindling, survivors say this will be their final gathering. They’ve met at Pearl Harbor every five years for four decades. But they’re now in their 80s and 90s and are not counting on a 70th reunion.
Nearly 500 survivors from across the nation plan to attend today’s ceremony.
The sneak attack 65 years ago killed more than 2400 people and propelled the US into World War Two.
Thursday on WITN 7 News at 6, meet Eastern Carolinians with strong ties to that infamous day in history.