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'A date which will live in infamy:' Naval Station Mayport remembers Pearl Harbor

12:58 PM, Dec 8, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was termed by President Roosevelt as "a date which will live in infamy," but for more than 200 veterans at Mayport Friday, it is a day that still lives in their memories.

It was 71 years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor sending America into World War II.

Those veterans attended a pier side ceremony aboard the USS Dewert in remembrance of the lives lost during the 1941 attack.

This service has been a tradition at Mayport since 1966 and is put on by Mayport Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290.

Some Pearl Harbor survivors were expected to be attending the ceremony.

There was also a bell ringing, a wreath laying and a prayer for those who were killed.

In all around 2,403 people were killed during that attack with another nearly 1,200 wounded.

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