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On this date 72 years ago, nearly 2400 American military personal were killed and over 1100 others were wounded during an unprovoked attack by Japan.

On Saturday, veterans gathered

Pearl Harbor survivors joined The American Legion Post 2 for a ceremony at the Lyons View Veterans Cemetery to remember Pearl Harbor.

At 12:55 p.m., which is 7:55 a.m. in Hawaii and the moment the first bombs fell, they held a moment of silence to honor those lives lost.

December 7th has been designated as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day so that the nation never forgets the event that in the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt marked a day "that will live in infamy."

"So that It's important, from one generation to the next, to know our history. To know why we're here and where we came from," said Lt. Chuck Sayne of the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard.

A day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II by declaring war on Japan.