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Photos: Remembering Pearl Harbor in 2017

One of the most solemn days for the U.S. Navy is the anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor — a day that also has a special connection with the state of Arizona.

Aboard the battleship named for our state that Dec. 7 were nearly half of all those killed in the Japanese attack on the naval base in Hawaii.

1,177 members of the crew of the USS Arizona were killed as the battleship exploded and sank when struck by a bomb during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The bodies of more than 900 remain entombed in the vessel, which serves as a memorial for all who died during the attack.

Servicemembers who died that day are still being identified and laid to rest.

The attack killed 2,340 U.S. service members and 48 civilians, saw 12 American ships sunk or beached and destroyed 164 aircraft.

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Pearl Harbor survivors, WWII veterans, distinguished visitors and guests participate in the remembrance ceremony during the 76th commemoration event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The 76th commemoration, Dec. 7, 2017, co-hosted by the U.S. military, the National Park Service and the state of Hawaii, provided veterans, family members, service members and the community a chance to honor the sacrifices made by those who were present Dec. 7, 1941, as well as throughout the Pacific theater.