Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars toss wreaths into New York Harbor off the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge during a ceremony held on Dec. 7 to mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,” as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called it, plunged the U.S. into World War II. The ceremony at the pier was organized by the VFW of Kings County. The wreaths were tossed into the water in tribute to the victims. The 69th Street Pier is also known as the American Veterans Memorial Pier.