Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's Pearl Harbor Day -- say a little prayer

There aren't many survivors left, but many of them are in Honolulu for the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor -- "a date which will live in infamy" -- that shoved the U.S. into World War II. More than 2,000 American servicemen and women died that day, including about 1,500 aboard the battleship USS Arizona, which was shattered by torpedoes and bombs early in the attack while moored at Battleship Row on Ford Island:

The Arizona is still there, with a memorial spanning its sunken hull, as a tomb for so many of the men who died aboard her:

Too many people don't pay too much attention to the anniversary, and too many more don't even know much about what happened all those years ago. Remember.

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