Jets break silence for Pearl Harbor anniversary

Sailors and Marines stand during a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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HONOLULU (AP) About 20 survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered Thursday to remember those killed 76 years ago in the Japanese aerial assault.

Thursday's ceremony began with a moment of silence in honor of those who died. It happened at 7:55 a.m., the same time the attack began on Dec. 7, 1941.

Four F-22 fighter jets from the Hawaii Air National Guard broke the silence, with one plane peeling off from the group to symbolize the servicemen still missing.

About 2,000 officials, military members and others are attending the ceremony.

Herbert Elfring remembers hearing bombs go off at Pearl Harbor. He was 19 and serving with the Army's 251st Coast Artillery down the road. The Jackson, Michigan, man is now 95.

More than 2,300 servicemen died in the attack.