The Associated Press

Mass. Marks Pearl Harbor Anniversary

BOSTON — Dozens of people are preparing to gather at a decommissioned U.S. Navy destroyer stationed in Boston to commemorate the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the U.S. into World War II.

National Park Service spokesman Sean Hennessey says Pearl Harbor survivor Donald Tabbut is set to attend Saturday afternoon’s service on the USS Cassin Young. The ship is named for a U.S. Navy commander who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during the surprise Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor.

Hennessey says at least 100 people are expected to attend the Boston ceremony. They include the commander of the Navy’s oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution and Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee.

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