Navy readies to remember 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor U.S. Navy photo/Sean Furey/Released
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2013) The Navy Region Hawaii Ceremonial Guard perform in honor of Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Wentztlaff during an interment at the USS Arizona Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)

The U.S. Navy and the National Park Service will once again team up to remember the lives lost at Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7 marks the 74th anniversary of that fateful day. Pearl Harbor survivors and other World War II veterans have begun arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for observances.

This year’s formal remembrance will take place at Kilo Pier across the harbor from Ford Island and Battleship Row, just within view of the USS Arizona Memorial.

Survivors of the attack and World War II veterans are honored guests at the ceremony every year. This year, Olympic, collegiate, and national athletes will visit Hawaii to commemorate what’s been dubbed the “Greatest Generation” and its accomplishments in defense of our nation. Fox Sports will air its pregame show from Pearl Harbor on Sunday.

On Dec. 7, 1941, more than 2,400 Americans died, 21 ships were sunk or damaged, and more than 300 aircraft lost in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Visit Pearl Harbor Events for a list of commemorative events.

(H/T Navy Live)

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