NORCO ( — The 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor will be commemorated Wednesday during a ceremony at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Norco.

Veterans from Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Riverside and Norco, along with base personnel, will pay tribute to the more than 2,400 U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines who defended the Hawaiian naval installation from Japanese attackers on Dec. 7, 1941.

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The two-hour air assault thrust America into World War II.

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The public ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m., will include a color guard presentation, flag salute and brief remarks by local officials.

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