SAN ANTONIO — A special guest will speak at a citizenship ceremony Friday in honor of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Friday will mark 77 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii from Japan in 1941 that prompted the US to enter World War II.

In honor of the remembrance, World War II veteran Herbert Stern will be speaking at the citizenship ceremony. Stern fled religious prosecution during the war and immigrated to the US where he joined the army.

Stern later took part in the invasion of Normandy.

At the ceremony, 50 immigrants from 18 countries will be sworn in as US citizens. It begins at 1:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office.