Pearl Harbor remembered on it’s 76th anniversary Thursday in eastern NC

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PEARL HARBOR, HI (WNCT) — The seventy-sixth anniversary of Pearl Harbor was held on Thursday.

The anniversary remembers the estimated 2,403 Americans who were killed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

The attack produced the United States to enter World War II.

Several American ships were also destroyed in the attack including the USS Arizona which still remains sunken in the Pacific Ocean along with the remains of some of its crew members.

Upon gaining knowledge of the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt described the event as “a day that will live in infamy.”

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — A Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony will take place Thursday in New Bern.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Cullman Performance Hall.

The program will include a color guard presentation, a commemorative wreath display, and a keynote address.

The event is free and open to the public

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