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Scenes from Pearl Harbor Day's 70th anniversary ceremonies on Oahu

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Shortly before a commemoration ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day got under way Wednesday morning, survivors, military officials and others gathered in full view of the USS Arizona Memorial.

National Park Service officials, who has set up 2,800 chairs for the event, describe the memorial as the “final resting place” for many of the 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941. The number of American casualties that day totaled more than 2,300 sailors, soldiers and civilians.

HAWAII Magazine attended the commemoration. You’ll find photographer David Croxford’s photos from the Dec. 7 milestone anniversary event on this page and the four that follow.

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