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NEWS | Dec. 10, 2018

Charleston Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

By Airman 1st Class Joshua R. Maund Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Attendees recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the 77th Pearl Harbor Memorial Day recognition ceremony Dec. 7, 2018, onboard USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Service members and civilians from Joint Base Charleston were among the approximately 200 people who attended the event to honor the service and sacrifice of those who died in the Pearl Harbor attacks on Dec. 7, 1941. In all, more than 2,403 U.S. service members and civilians lost their lives, including 25 from South Carolina. The ceremony featured speeches from three veterans present during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the laying of over 90 wreaths and a 21-gun salute.