Pearl Harbor commemoration to take place after shooting
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The annual ceremony to commemorate the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will take place Saturday despite this week’s shooting at the naval base. 

Pearl Harbor National Memorial spokesman Jay Blount told The Associated Press that security will be increased for the event in light of the shooting, though he would not elaborate on specific measures that will be implemented.

“We have not heard of anyone canceling plans to attend the event due to security concerns and want the public to know that it will be a safe, fun and enjoyable day for everyone,” Blount said. 

The National Park Service, which oversees the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, will host the event with the Navy this weekend to honor more than 2,300 Americans who perished on Dec. 7, 1941, in the Japanese attack that thrust the U.S. into World War II. 

The event will come just days after a sailor shot three people working for the Defense Department Wednesday, killing two, before taking his own life. The wounded man is reportedly in stable condition. 

It is still unclear if the victims were targeted or if the shooting was a random attack.