Pearl Harbor Day is being recognized across the US on December 7. There is a shrinking number of soldiers and sailors who survived the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Day, 69 years ago in Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Sixty-nine years after Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, survivors of the attack are due to gather at the base to remember those killed.
Some 100 survivors, the youngest of whom are in their late 80s, have traveled from around the country to attend Tuesday's ceremony.
The survivors will be welcomed by a new $56 million center for visitors and take a boat out to the memorial that sits on top of the battleship.
The new center has twice the exhibition space as the old one, offering a deeper understanding of the attack.