Veterans of pearl Harbor took part in a commemorative ceremony

The attack of Japanese aircraft on the naval base of the United States December 7, 1941 killed about 2,400 people

WASHINGTON – a Touching meeting of a few dozen people who survived the Japanese attack on pearl Harbor occurred in Hawaii on Wednesday, 75 years after the bombing, which drew the United States into world war II.

Thousands of people applauded when they laid wreaths along with active military personnel and Rangers of the national Park Service.

That day killed nearly 2,400 people, mostly military personnel of the U.S. Navy. The ceremony began with a minute of silence announced by the horn of the destroyer “Halsey” at 7:55 a.m. – the moment when the Japanese planes began the attack on 7 December 1941.

The silence was broken by the F-22 flying in the sky, lined up in order of battle.

“For American soldiers, men and women is an opportunity to remember the sacrifices those who came before us,” – said the commander of the First corps of the US Army on the Pacific coast General Stephen Lanza.

Commemorative events were held on the background of annual military exercises the US and Japan, former enemies have become true allies. During the exercise, “Yamazakura” American and Japanese military practiced a variety of simulated threats.