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Ceremony At Intrepid Museum Marks 71st Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7, 2012

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –Pearl Harbor survivors gathered at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

Survivors from the New York metropolitan area and former USS Intrepid crew members placed a wreath in the Hudson River in remembrance of the 2,390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack.

WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reports


The ceremony was followed by a 21-gun salute.

Pearl Harbor survivors throw a wreath into the Hudson River while commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pearl Harbor survivors throw a wreath into the Hudson River while commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

In Hawaii, about 50 survivors of the attack gathered for a ceremony at the Pacific National Monument in Pearl Harbor.

The USS Michael Murphy, named after a fallen Navy…

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