The ceremony on Friday, to mark the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, will be different than any other.
This will be the first year none of the U.S.S. Arizona survivors will be able to attend. The remaining survivors are all in their 90’s. Health issues and doctors orders prevent those survivors from appearing at the ceremony. Historians and citizens have said their absence means we could start to lose a human connection with the attack.
Nearly half of the crewmen killed during the attack were aboard the U.S.S. Arizona.
Governor Doug Ducey has order flags to be flown at half-staff, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags will be lowered from sunrise to sunset.