Survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack watched World War II era planes fly over in the annual memorial ceremony at the Air Force Academy cemetery.
Japanese Zero's flew over the naval base in Oahu, Hawaii and opened fire in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941.
Although the tragedy happened decades ago, survivors, like Walter Himmelberg, remember it like it was yesterday.
"We were setting up telephone lines and a Japanese plane spotted us. He dove, strafing at us. Being heroes, we ran like hell for the ditch."
What would be known as the "day of infamy" took more than 24 hundred American lives.
It would eventually propel the United States into World War II.
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