PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- About 120 survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor have observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago.
The moment of silence came just before 8 a.m., when the first Japanese planes launched their attack. The survivors were joined Wednesday by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, military leaders and civilians at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.
Altogether 3,000 people are attending the event at a site overlooking the sunken USS Arizona and the white memorial that straddles the battleship.
The attack brought the United States into World War II.