Scenes from Pearl Harbor Day's 70th anniversary ceremonies on Oahuby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 12:24 PM
After the arrival of military and government officials, special guests and others, the morning's event started with a Hawaiian blessing (pictured, above). At 7:55 a.m. — the exact time the Japanese aerial attack began on Dec. 7, 1941 — a 10-second whistle sounded from the USS Chung Hoon (DD93), prompting all in attendance to pause for a moment of silence to reflect on the day that propelled America into World War II.
Minutes later, the 199th Fighter Squadron (Hawaii Air National Guard/19th Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force) roared above the Oahu harbor for a “Missing Man Flyover” (pictured, above) A Joint Service Color Guard (U.S. Pacific Command) then presented and posted flags. (pictured, below).
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