The US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese military 80 years ago on December 7, 1941.
It was an attack that led the United States to officially enter World War II the next day.
People celebrate the day with ceremonies and services to remember those who lost their lives that day and the families who were changed forever.
A group of North Texas women from the Rich-Tone Chorus will have the chance to honor these servicemen at the 80th anniversary event in Hawaii on Tuesday.
“We have several members who have served themselves. My associate director is a former military man and we have many people whose family members have served and one who is currently serving, ”said Music Director Dale Syverson.
The group is part of the Sweet Adelines International Organization group and was personally invited by the Mayor of Honolulu to perform at the event taking place in Pearl Harbor.
“I don’t know how we’re going to get through the visit to Arizona. I don’t know if anyone makes it out without crying. It’s something very personal. It’s not just an honor, for most of us it’s extremely personal and we’re really excited, ”said Syverson.
Syverson said the ladies, who came third in the world in this latest international competition, have been preparing for the 30-minute performance for months and are honored to have been chosen to represent North Texas.