Veterans gather in Bay Ridge on Pearl Harbor anniversary
BAY RIDGE - Local veterans gathered in Bay Ridge today for a somber ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese navy launched a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. More than 2,000 Americans were killed.
The Brooklyn residents who came out today say it's a time to reflect on what happened on the "day which will live in infamy," and also to honor the servicemen and women who protect the nation every day.
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The ceremony ended with the tossing of a wreath into the water to honor the victims of the Pearl Harbor attack.