Dec. 7 marks the 61st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The number of living survivors is dwindling.
According to officials at the Alabama Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, there are between 80 and 90 members statewide. Most are in their late 70s to mid-80s.
Last year's ceremony was held aboard the Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile.
Fifty Alabamians died in the surprise attack, which pushed the United States into World War II.
The association will hold its annual observance at 9 a.m. at Fort Rucker.
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