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Ceremonies Mark 64th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Ceremonies are being held Wednesday in the United States to mark the 64th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which drew America into World War II.

One ceremony is taking place at the USS Arizona Memorial, the site at Pearl Harbor where that battleship was sunk in the attack.

Guests at the memorial observed a moment of silence at the same time the Japanese attack began on December 7, 1941.

The attack killed more than 2,400 people and destroyed most of the U.S. Pacific fleet, which was based at Pearl Harbor.

In a speech Wednesday in Washington, President Bush honored Americans who fought in World War II, saying the United States did not waver in the cause for freedom. Mr. Bush also said the victory by Allied forces in the war laid a foundation of peace for generations.

Some information for this report provided by AP.