Illinois to mark 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and honor the men and women who died there with a ceremony in Springfield.

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs says the event is scheduled for Wednesday at the Disabled American Veterans Hall. It will include the reading of a proclamation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner and a wreath laying in the waters of Lake Springfield.

The Sangamon County Inter-veteran Honor Guard also will play “Taps.”

More than 2,300 U.S. service members died when Japanese planes struck the naval base in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack propelled the U.S. into World War II.