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USS Lexington remembers and honors Pearl Harbor

Posted: 7:02 PM, Dec 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-07 20:02:28-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The USS Lexington helped the United States win World War II.

Today the Blue Ghost remembered the event that sent the U.S. to war.

Today, the Lexington commemorated the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony in Hangar Bay 2.

About 2,300 Americans were killed in the sneak attacks on December 7, 1941.

Two survivors of that attack were on hand for the remembrance.

"We normally have three that do attend these events." said Captain Steve Banta. "Unfortunately, it is less and less as the years go on but it is important to remember them, it is important to us to have them here...and they are definitely the VIP's of this event."

The Corpus Christi Veterans Band, local NJROTC cadets, and the Corpus Christi Pipes & Drums were all part of the event.