Bay Ridge veterans honor 2,400 Americans killed in Pearl Harbor 77 years later

Posted: Updated:
BAY RIDGE -

Dozens of veterans in Bay Ridge came together Friday commemorating the Pearl Harbor tragedy.

Close to 2,400 Americans were killed during the bombing in Hawaii when Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States. It was an act of belligerence that sparked American entry into World War II 77 years ago.

Veterans and their families in Brooklyn came to Pier 69, also known as American Veterans Memorial Pier, to remember that fateful morning. The group read narratives about the war, played out reenactments to honor the sailors and airmen who lost their lives and placed a memorial wreath into the water.

The Bay Ridge memorial happens every year on Dec.7 to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."