Retired Master Chief Jim Taylor, Pearl Harbor survivor liaison, delivered the opening remarks at the USS Utah Memorial Sunset Service on Ford Island, December 6, 2016. December 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. Navy Region Hawaii hosted the event, to remember those who served aboard the Florida-class battleship, and honor the 54 crew members still entombed in the sunken vessel. The U.S. military and the State of Hawaii are hosting a series of remembrance events throughout the week to honor the courage and sacrifices of those who served Dec. 7, 1941 and throughout the Pacific Theater.
To see video footage of the ceremony, click here.