DANIA BEACH (CBSMiami) – This weekend marks the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Nearly 2,400 marines, sailors, soldiers and civilians died in the attack which pushed the U.S. into World War II.
On Sunday, the last two known Pearl Harbor survivors will be honored by Broward Navy Days at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale.
Edward Hammond and Abe Stein will be both be saluted by veterans, Sea Cadets and local dignitaries at the event, which will include bagpipers and the placing of a memorial wreath out to sea.
“There are so few survivors still with us 72 years after that horrible attack at Pearl Harbor,” said Mary Anne Gray, president and executive director of Broward Navy Days, the organization that hosts Fleet Week Port Everglades each year, “but we will remember and pay tribute to all the heroic men and women who were there in 1941.”
On Saturday, Hammond and Stein were honored at the USS Iowa in San Pedro, California.