Pearl Harbor dead remembered in ceremony shrunk by pandemic
December 7, 2020 11:05AM AKST
By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. servicemen and women and National Park Service officials have gathered at Pearl Harbor to remember those killed in the attack. But elderly survivors stayed home to pay respects from afar of the coronavirus pandemic’s health risks. The U.S. military streamed the ceremony for survivors and others unable to attend in person. The USS Arizona ship bell rang at 7:55 a.m. That was the minute that the attack began 79 years ago. It was used to start a moment of silence. Military jets flew over the harbor in missing man formation. The Marines performing the rifle salute wore black masks during the ceremony to a small crowd.