Of course, on December 7, 1941 the Japanese Navy launched an attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. About 2,400 Americans were killed and another 1,200 were wounded.
As temporal arrogance reaches beyond epidemic proportions, the day “that will live in infamy” will, I’m afraid, become the day that fades from memory. Very few people are alive today who remember the attack. It is up to all of us to remember this day, always.
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Seeing the Arizona was truly one of the most memorable moments of my life. Every year on this day, any survivor of the Arizona who died during the previous year may have their cremated remains put in the wreckage. In 2016 when I visited, there were seven living survivors planning internment in the wreckage. The final one took place last December 7th.
Thanks for sharing, “BB.” Yes, very few survivors of the attack or of that era remain. We must remember them.
Today my flag on the front porch flagpole is at half-mast in honor of the 1,177 men who died on the USS Arizona. Everyone should go visit the USS Arizona Memorial at the Arizona State Capitol and the Capitol Mall. The Mall has an anchor and chain from the Arizona as well as its signal mast. Inside the Capitol is another memorial and has the ship’s silver tea and punch service salvaged from the ship. The University of Arizona has a Memorial to the ship at the Student Union and featured the ship’s bell in its bell tower. As for me this is how I choose to remember the USS Arizona, alive and active at sea. If your blog would allow me to post a picture you would see a bow shot photo of the Arizona at sea off the California coast.
Tonight we will watch the movie “Tora, Tora, Tora!”
Many thanks for sharing, Philip.
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