Hundreds attend Pearl Harbor memorial at Patriots Point

Hundreds attend Pearl Harbor memorial at Patriots Point

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Sunday, hundreds came to Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant for a Pearl Harbor memorial.

The day marks the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

25 men from South Carolina lost their lives during the battle and at Sunday's service their names were read and people threw wreaths over the USS Yorktown in their honor.

Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Livingston was the guest speaker for the event.

A handful of Pearl Harbor veterans were on hand for the ceremony and described their experiences.

"I was putting on my shoes," Buck Morris, who was station on the USS Phelps said. "I heard a noise in the distance in the distance, an explosion, and I heard footsteps running on the deck. About that time a boy stuck his head down the hatch and said. The Japanese are attacking."

In all, almost 2,500 American service members died during the attack.

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