Gov. Ducey honors veterans during Pearl Harbor Day remembrance

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"Today we remember the lives lost 76 years ago at Pearl Harbor."

Gov. Doug Ducey paid tribute to veterans Thursday as a ceremony in Phoenix commemorated one of the most tragic days in American history.

[RAW VIDEO: Gov. Ducey speaks at Pearl Harbor day ceremony]

Ducey took part in the Pearl Harbor Day walk, which started at Phoenix City Hall and proceeded to Wesley Bolin Plaza and the anchor from the USS Arizona. 

"Let us never forget to honor the heroes of the Greatest Generation, who answered the call to serve their country and defend America in its time of need," Ducey said.

[SLIDESHOW: Remembering Pearl Harbor]

 Judge Rick Romley, Admiral Ron Tucker, and State Historian Marshall Trimble also took part in the remembrance activities.The ceremony included the playing of Taps and a flyover of military jets.

[RAW VIDEO: WWII planes fly over Pearl Harbor ceremony]

Flags were also lowered to half-staff.

Pearl Harbor Day is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

[RELATED: How the attack on Pearl Harbor shaped America's role in the world]


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