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Anniversary of Pearl Harbor marked on USS Yorktown

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - A memorial service is being held aboard the USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor to observe the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The observance is Sunday morning aboard the carrier berthed at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. One of the featured speakers is retired Maj. Gen. James Livingston, a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

The ceremony includes the tolling of bells in honor of the 25 South Carolinians who died in the attack.

During the ceremony veterans and military groups traditionally toss wreaths into Charleston Harbor in memory of those who fell in the 1941 attack that plunged the United States into World War II.

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