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72nd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor - World War II

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Youngest Sailors Honor Pearl Harbor Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

Naval History and Heritage Command's two youngest sailors honored the veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor 72 years ago during a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns, Dec. 7, 2013. Story

Navy Commemorates 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

More than 2,500 guests, including Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans gathered at the Pacific National Monument's Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Dec. 7 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack. Story

Airmen Honor Pearl Harbor Survivors

Air Force Col. John Roscoe, commander of the 15th Wing, told Pearl Harbor survivors he was "in total awe" to be in their presence on Dec. 7, 2013, during a remembrance ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam because the day "marks the anniversary of a date that really changed the course of world history." Story

USS Mesa Verda Crew Conducts Remembrance Ceremony

As Americans and U.S. Navy ships across the globe pause to remember the 72nd anniversary of the day which will live in infamy, USS Mesa Verde sailors re-lived the events through real-time updates over the loudspeaker in an effort to connect modern sailors with their naval heritage and history. Story

Pearl Harbor Survivors Recall Day of Attack

Pearl Harbor survivors participated in a remembrance ceremony on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va., describing in vivid detail what it was like to see bombs falling from Japanese aircraft. Story

World War II Timeline

The attack on Pearl Harbor marked the United States' entry into World War II. This timeline notes some of the other significant milestones of that conflict. As we approach other World War II anniversaries, American Forces Press Service will publish additional special reports focusing on those events.