Pearl Harbor survivors honored during remembrance ceremony at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story

Posted at 10:29 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 17:14:30-05

NORFOLK, Va. - The Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story honored the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice by hosting the Annual Pearl Harbor Survivors Remembrance Ceremony.

Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk,  was this year’s guest speaker.

The event marks the 75th anniversary of the 1941 attack where more than 3,600 servicemen were wounded or lost their lives. This single attack propelled the United States into World War II.

The service at JEB started at 12:55 p.m., the exact time of the Japanese attack in 1941.

Active duty members from all military services and members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Organization were in attendance.

The Pearl Harbor memorial was built and dedicated in 1990 by the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Tidewater Chapter 2.

An expansion to the monument was completed in 2001 which includes 184 names of known local survivors of the attack.