Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary: Survivors honored at World War II ceremony

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WASHINGTON -- At 12:53 p.m., flags flew at half staff, as Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans were honored on the National Mall.

75 years later, the nation paused to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on December 7th 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan.

“You know, that day I can still tell you just about everything I did that day back in ’41,” said Frank Ettinger, WWII veteran.

On the 75th anniversary, veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors laid wreaths at the WWII memorial to symbolize the 400,000  Americans that lost their lives during the war.