The city paused on Saturday to mark 72 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Survivors and other service members came together at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum as part of a special memorial to remember the December 7, 1941 attack.
The ceremony ended with survivors throwing a Wreath into the Hudson River. Survivor Clark Simmons spoke about that fateful morning.
"The water was warm and we were waiting to present colors, and all of a sudden we found ourselves in attack,” said Simmons.
A ceremony was also held in Hawaii, including a moment of silence to mark the exact moment the bombing began.
Fifty survivors attended the event.