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Survivors gather on 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 01:00

Dec. 8 - Pearl Harbor survivors gather on the 72nd anniversary to remember the thousands who were killed during the attack. Linda So reports.

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On the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, survivors gather to remember the day that will live in infamy. About 50 Pearl Harbor survivors, many in their 90s, were joined by family and friends at a ceremony in Hawaii on Saturday. SOUNDBITE: UNITED STATES NAVY PACIFIC FLEET COMMANDER, ADMIRAL HARRY HARRIS, SAYING: "For those that gave their last full measure of their devotion to their nation that day, we feel a deep sense of sorrow for the loss of such potential. Yet, we are also inspired by their great gift to the world, the gift of freedom itself." Close to 2,400 Americans were killed in the assault on Pearl Harbor. Their names etched on a wall inside the USS Arizona Memorial. SOUNDBITE: UNITED STATES NAVY PACIFIC FLEET COMMANDER, ADMIRAL HARRY HARRIS, SAYING: "Those who survived Pearl Harbor also left us a warning, remember Pearl Harbor, keep America alert, eternal vigilance is the price of liberty and imperative to never be caught by surprise again." A moment of silence was held at 7:55 in the morning, the exact time when the attack began.

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Survivors gather on 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 01:00