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81st anniversary of Pearl Harbor marked at World War II memorial(9 images)

The National Parks Service and Friends of the National World War II Memorial commemorate the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor with a wreath-laying ceremony in Washington on December 7, 2022. World War II veterans, military officials and more took part in the event. On December 7, 1941, 2,403 Americans were killed when Japanese warplanes attacked the naval base.

An man adjusts the ribbons on a wreath after a ceremony to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor at the National World War II Memorial in Washington on December 7, 2022. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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Members of the National Park Service mingle with World War II veterans during the ceremony held by the National Parks Service and Friends of the National World War II Memorial. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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A closer look at the wreath. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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World War II Veteran Ralph May (L) speaks with a woman thanking him for his service. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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