72 years ago: About 3,000 people are expected today at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii to commemorate the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II, the Associated Press reports. About 70 World War II veterans and survivors of the Dec. 7 bombing plan to attend ceremony on the shore overlooking a memorial to the USS Arizona battleship that sank during the attack. There will be a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombing began 72 years ago. The Pearl Harbor ceremony will be streamed live at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Museum visitors who were alive on Dec. 7, 1941, are invited to share their memories,
Below freezing: It’s 25 degrees outside in Seattle this morning, and the cold weather is expected to stay in the area for the next two days. There’s a chance of snow on Monday, but not much accumulation is expected. Temperatures could climb to the upper 30s on Tuesday.
Honoring Mandela: A public memorial to honor the life of Nelson Mandela will be held tonight at the Seattle Center starting at 6:30 with a candlelight vigil at the International Fountain. The anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison.
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