Thousands turned out on December 7, 2011 to observe the 70th anniversary of the attack at the site of the Japanese bombing. During the ceremony, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association announced it would disband, citing poor health among the group's 2,700 members.More >>
It's an emotional return to Pearl Harbor this morning for the few survivors well enough to travel to Hawaii for today's remembrance. Sunrise will have live coverage on this 70th anniversary of the attack on our Pacific Fleet. Brooks Baehr will bring us live reports from Pearl Harbor starting at 4:30. We'll carry the commemoration uninterrupted once it gets underway at 7:40 on KGMB, KHNL, and KFVE.
It was a defining moment in American history. From President Roosevelt's stirring "date that will live in infamy" address to the nation, to powerful firsthand accounts from survivors, and the headlines of that fateful Sunday, we'll bring you an in depth look at the attack that propelled our nation into war and shaped a generation. We invite you to share your personal remembrances or thoughts on this somber anniversary on our Hawaii News Now facebook page.
President Obama proclaimed today "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day," stating, "We honor the more than 3,500 Americans killed or wounded during that deadly attack and pay tribute to the heroes whose courage ensured our nation would recover from this vicious blow."
Alert for drivers: a traffic signal pole is down in Aiea. It's at the intersection of Aiea Heights Drive and Honohono Street. Taizo is tracking problems on the roads.
We're also keeping an eye on the surf. Dan says the Northwest swell is fading, but there's another bump right behind it that should produce advisory level surf.
We hope you can join us this morning for a special edition of Sunrise.