New Yorkers Honor Pearl Harbor Survivors 78 Years After Infamous Attack – CBS New York
In New York, a wreath-laying ceremony was held aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on the west side.
Forty of the more than 2,000 American sailors killed in the attack were from New York.
Gov. Cuomo has ordered flags at state buildings to fly at half-staff to mark what then-President Franklin Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy.”
PHOTOS: Remembering The Attack On Pearl Harbor
2,403 Americans were killed on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese fighter planes targeted the eight U.S. Navy battleships anchored at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack led to the United States officially entering World War II.
Ceremonies are also held each year in Hawaii at the USS Arizona. There are only a handful of survivors from that battleship who are still alive. For the first time in 2018, none of them were well enough to make it to the ceremony.