Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony held in Albany
ALBANY – Tuesday marked 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
More than 2,400 Americans were killed when hundreds of Japanese bombers hit the naval shipyard, sinking or damaging 21 American ships.
Gov. Hochul has directed all flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff to remember the lives lost that day.
In Albany County, the Veterans Service Bureau held a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony and breakfast for community members.
After the presentation of colors by Christian Brothers Academy cadets, and the national anthem, Capital Region political leaders and community members honored veterans in the county on the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor at the American Legion Joseph Zaloga Post.
In the crowd were dozens of veterans, including 96-year-old Howard Fox, who enlisted when he was just 17, and served in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.
Hear what he says this day means to him, by watching the video of Emily DeVito’s story.