BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On this day, 75 years ago, Japan attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. Thousands of military and civilian lives were lost. To honor those individuals, the USS KIDD in Baton Rouge hosted a remembrance ceremony.
The event started at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday because that's the exact time in Baton Rouge that the attack happened in Hawaii in 1941.
More than 2,000 people were killed during the attack.
During the ceremony, organizers read the names of the 45 Louisianians killed at Pearl Harbor. That includes Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell, Sr., the museum's veteran namesake.
Immediately following this event, there will be another ceremony in remembrance of the Coast Guard buoy tender USCGC WHITE ALDER which sunk in the Mississippi River after a collision. Members of the USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge will honor the crew that went down with their ship. This ceremony will take place outside of the museum grounds on the plaza.
The annual Spirit of '45 will also be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The event will take place at the Belle of Baton Rouge from 4-7 p.m.