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

December 7, 2012

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.

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 SEAL from Long Island, sounded its ship’s whistle Friday to start a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., marking the exact time the bombing began in 1941.

Crew members lined the edge of the Navy guided-missile…

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