It was called the, "Day that will live in infamy".
President Donald Trump and Governor Kay Ivey have ordered all US flags in the state to be flown at half-staff today.
"We must always remember our history", said Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Thompson, JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Sailor of the Year. Local names of those who were involved the attack were read as well.
Pann, 95, is a perhaps the last living Pearl Harbor survivor in the Alle-Kiski Valley.
Of all the things to get frustrated over, don't flip out over Trump calling Pearl Harbor a "pretty wild scene" - based on his account of the attack, it seems like Ganitch might agree. Members of the ship's crew had to scramble early in the day when the ceremony was moved from the open-air flight deck to the hangar bay because of the weather.
On Pearl Harbor Day, Alston planned to attend a ceremony at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.
"I don't think about it too much anymore because something like this brings it back to your memory", Stephenson said. McCloud, who served on board a destroyer, was not at Pearl Harbor, but he did serve during the war. Almost half were on the USS Arizona, which exploded and sank after it was hit by two bombs.
In all, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor crippled or destroyed almost 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes. "I guess that is true if just doing your job entails 15 Medals of Honor and 51 Navy Crosses being awarded - many posthumously - [and] all of which highlights the valor displayed that morning 76 years ago today".
Swift thanked the Pearl Harbor and World War II veterans "who yet carry the burden and bear the scars of those fateful days". "The next day we declared war on them".
After the ceremony, survivors and dignitaries were expected to ride a boat to the Arizona memorial and present wreaths in remembrance of those killed. "I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again".