POSTED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 2:36am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:35am
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii — The Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor and the thousands who lost their lives that day are being remembered on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II.
About 120 survivors will join Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, military leaders and civilians at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday.
Altogether 3,000 people are expected to attend the event at a site overlooking the sunken USS Arizona and the white memorial that straddles the battleship.
The USS Chung-Hoon destroyer will render honors to the Arizona and blow her ship's whistle to start a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. - the time when the first Japanese planes launched their attack.