The latest on the Pearl Harbor shooting

Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, a raid that plunged the United States into World War II.

Pearl Harbor National Memorial spokesman Jay Blount told Navy Times that although the National Park Service shuttered the site on Wednesday when the nearby military base was on lockdown, that won’t be the case on Dec. 7.

“We already have been planning for a long time for a high profile event,” Blount said. “We’ll be open, as usual, for Saturday’s event. It will be a safe and fun family friendly commemoration. No one should be afraid to come and enjoy it.”

Navy officials declined to release publicly any information about the slain shooter — a sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Columbia, which is undergoing dry dock repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

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Author: Dian Welle