Max Cleland

Pearl Harbor survivors gather in Hawaii to remember day of infamy

Pearl Harbor survivors gather in Hawaii to remember day of infamy

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 2,500 people gathered at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.

The crowd observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombing began 72 years ago.

A vintage World War II-era airplane — a 1944 North American SNJ-5B — flew overhead to break the silence. The Hawaii Air National Guard has used its fighter jets and helicopters to perform the flyover for many years, but federal budget cuts prevented it from participating this year.

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