Gathering together to remember

Pearl Harbor survivor John G. Mathruse observes the USS Utah Memorial Sunset Ceremony, honoring the loss of the USS Utah (AG-16) and 58 crew members, Dec. 7. Photo by MC2 Somers T. Steelman

Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans, family members and guests sailed to the USS Arizona Memorial for a floral tribute to the fallen during the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 77th Anniversary ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 7. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jasmonet D. Jackson

Koichi Ito, consul general of Japan in Honolulu, gives his remarks at the 3rd annual Japan-U.S. Joint Memorial Ceremony on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 6. The Japan-U.S. Joint Memorial Ceremony is held to promote reconciliation, friendship and peace in remembrance of the loss of life on Oahu 77 years ago. Photo by MC2 Jessica O. Blackwell

Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Fernandez hugs a young lady at Navy Hale Keiki School, Dec. 6. The students, staff and volunteers celebrated the Greatest Generation with “A Day with the Greats.” The school honored Navy veterans Clarence Byal, of USS St. Louis (CL-49), Robert Fernandez, of USS Curtiss (AV-4) and Mickey Ganitch of USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) with songs, stories and hugs. Photo by David Livingston

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