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Pearl Harbor ceremony to honor those killed in 1941 attack

Military to broadcast ceremony live online
In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Posted at 11:24 AM, Dec 07, 2020

HONOLULU — Officials are scheduled to gather in Pearl Harbor to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack.

But public health measures adopted because of the coronavirus pandemic mean no survivors will be present.

The military will broadcast video of the ceremony live online for survivors and members of the public to watch from afar.

USS Utah survivor Warren Upton says it's too bad he can't be there in person, but that it's for safety reasons.

The 101-year-old plans to watch the ceremony from his home in California.

A moment of silence is scheduled to be held at 7:55 a.m. That's the same time the attack began 79 years ago.