St. Peters commemorates 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

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ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) - Wreaths for each military branch where laid at the memorial site Monday in St. Peters.

About 2,400 people were killed when Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base in Hawaii on December 7th 1941.

The attack brought the U.S. into World W II.

Today’s events included a commemoration of the sinking of the USS Oklahoma, as well as the internment of the ashes of a former ensign in the hull of the USS Arizona.

There will also be a Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu tonight.

Ceremonies were also held around the St. Louis area.  Every year, the St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission hosts the Pearl Harbor Day ceremony to commemorate our heroes, their families and friends.

The service was held inside the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre at city hall.