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Photos: Duluth remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor

The surprise Japanese attack 80 years ago killed more than 2,400 Americans and brought the country into World War II. Over the next four years, about 16 million men and women served in the U.S. armed services. More than 400,000 of them were killed in the war, according to the National World War II Memorial. Historians estimate that the war killed from 50 million to more than 70 million people worldwide.

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Dave Treichler, from the left, Judge Dale Harris, VFW Post 137 Chaplain George Drummond, and Steve Treichler, partly hidden, toss a wreath into the Duluth harbor during Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Dave and Steve Treichler are sons of the late Conrad Treichler, who enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1940 and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Guadalcanal. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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Event organizer Bob Woods salutes during the playing of taps at the end of the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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U.S. Navy veteran and Minnesota District Judge Dale Harris talks at Duluth’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event at the DECC on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Americans are extremely divided today, he said, noting that after the attack on Pearl Harbor even isolationists worked to win the war while today people cannot agree that mobs burning a police station or attacking the U.S. Capitol building are wrong. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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The Harbor Masters sing the national anthem during at Duluth’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event at the DECC on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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Members of the Duluth Honor Guard fire a rifle salute at Duluth’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event at the DECC on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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Tom Wilk uses a ceremonial bugle to perform taps at the end of Duluth’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event at the DECC on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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