Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- Sunday marks the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Just before eight o'clock that Sunday morning in 1941, nearly 400 Japanese warplanes attacked the home port of the United States' Pacific fleet.
Five battleships, three destroyers and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed.
At a ceremony in Wetumpka Sunday, World War II veterans reflected on that day 67 years ago.
Veteran Jack DeVenney said, "I was able to write my name in the oil, it was still that thick in the water, by the time I got through with the last letter in my name, I could read my name Jack DeVenney in the oil, it was that thick in the water."
More than 2,400 Americans died in the surprise attack.
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