Walk held in Phoenix to remember attack on Pearl Harbor

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A walk was held Sunday in Phoenix to remember and honor the 2,400 men and women who died 73 years ago at Pearl Harbor.

“It keeps the memory of those people and our memory of the importance of our freedom,” said Navy veteran Dan Marks.

About 100 people lined up Sunday morning at Phoenix City Hall to walk about a mile to the state capitol for a special ceremony near the new World War II memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza.  

“Putting down the wreath is a memory to those people in particular who were lost and also all the people in the service that were lost,” Marks said.

To kick off the ceremony, there was a flyover by a plane familiar to many, the B-17.

“The Arizona is a big deal because it brought us into World War II," said Navy veteran Dewane Lober. "I was only about 21 days before my first birthday, so I don't remember when it sunk, but I do remember the war a little bit. I had an uncle in it and a lot of neighbors that I knew that were in it, and a lot of them died, and this year is to just pay them respect and keep their memory alive."

Each person received a name tag of a sailor or Marine that died on board the USS Arizona during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.