Members of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Band and Chorus will perform at Wednesday’s Pearl Harbor Commemoration event at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
About 100 students from Lyme-Old Lyme will be joined by others from across the country and Japan to create a mass band for a special performance marking the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The concert is a tribute to the lives lost on Dec. 7, 1941, and the war. More than 2,300 U.S. servicemen, nearly half on the battleship USS Arizona, were killed in the attack and 1,100 injured. After the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech before Congress, calling Dec. 7 a "date which will live in infamy," and the U.S. declared war against Japan.