Rites To Mark Pearl Harbor Attack

There will be at least three major ceremonies Friday commemorating the 66th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the traditional National Park Service and Navy joint memorial service, which will begin at 7:40 a.m. at Pearl Harbor Naval Station’s Kilo Pier.

At noon the USS Oklahoma Memorial at Pearl Harbor Committee and the Park Service will dedicate a new memorial on Ford Island honoring the 429 sailors and Marines who died while serving on the battleship Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941.

Speakers at the Oklahoma memorial dedication will include Inouye; Adm. Timothy Keating, head of the Pacific Command; Gov. Linda Lingle; Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry; U.S. Reps. Neil Abercrombie, Mary Fallin and Tom Cole; and Assistant Secretary of the Interior Lyle Laverty.

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