Pearl Harbor Commemoration Focuses On US Response

By: HERBERT A. SAMPLE AP Writer
By: HERBERT A. SAMPLE AP Writer

HONOLULU (AP) - More than 2,000 World War II veterans and other
observers have gathered in Hawaii to commemorate the 67th
anniversary of the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Participants across the water from the sunken USS Arizona went silent at 7:55 a.m. HST, (12:55 p.m. EST), the moment in 1941 when hundreds of Japanese planes began raining bombs and torpedoes onto U.S. military ships and planes in the harbor.

Unlike past observances, which focused on the attack itself, this year's remembrance ceremony focused on the aftermath, including the B-52 bomber raid on Tokyo led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-12-07-08 1450EST


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