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Pearl Harbor attack remembered 69 years later

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With the USS Arizona memorial in the background, U.S. Marines stand at attention, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Tuesday marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) With the USS Arizona memorial in the background, U.S. Marines stand at attention, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Tuesday marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Sixty-nine years after Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, survivors of the attack are due to gather at the base to remember those killed.

Some 100 survivors, the youngest of whom are in their late 80s, have traveled from around the country to attend Tuesday's ceremony.

The event is being held across the harbor from the USS Arizona, which sank in the attack and where the remains of nearly 1,000 sailors and Marines are still entombed.

The survivors will be welcomed by a new $56 million center for visitors and take a boat out to the memorial that sits on top of the battleship.

The new center has twice the exhibition space as the old one, offering a deeper understanding of the attack.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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