Monday, December 7, 2009

A Day That Will Live In Infamy

Today we remember those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor. When we lived in Hawaii, we visited the Arizona Memorial a few times each year. Before you get on a boat out to the memorial, there is a brief movie about the history of the attack. Most of the time, the movie is introduced by a park ranger (because the Arizona Memorial is a National Park). However, on a couple of occasions, we were honored and lucky enough to be there when a survivor of the attack was there to introduce the movie. Listening to their stories was amazing. We never visited the memorial on December 7, but there was always a big ceremony and any survivors from the American side and from the Japanese side are there. The memorial is a wonderful tribute to those who lost their lives on that terrible day. If you are ever in Hawaii, make sure you visit!

Flag over the Arizona Memorial

The oil drip from the sunken USS Arizona

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting especially because I am reading The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet right now which partly deals with time after the Pearl Harbor attack. The book is okay as a novel, but the information provided makes me want to find out more.


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