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Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« on: December 07, 2010, 10:11:29 AM »
OK so I took this from someone else but:

Today marks the 69th
anniversary of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date which
will live in infamy” . On Dec. 7, 1941, 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded in a surprise attack by the Japanese military on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. We will always remember. In Memorial of the Fallen.

Thanks once again to all who have and are serving



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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 10:21:32 AM »
I agree Randy.    Thanks to ALL that are serving or have served.  I owe you my thanks!

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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 10:34:00 AM »
I will not forget. Obviously I was not around when this happened. Heck, my dad was only a year old. If you have never been, I recommend going to the Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor. I have been and it is very moving and helps you to know why we must always remember this date.

I was there while in the Navy for the fiftieth anniversary. It was quite an occasion. One thing I remember was the Japanese dignitaries there to pay homage and also try to apologize in some way. I was offended. I understood and could see the genuine gesture, but that was the wrong place and the wrong time. It would be akin to the Secretary of State or the President showing up on the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki or Hiroshima. Not a good idea.

I feel a similar thing about the Muslim center that has been talked about being built at the site of the World Trade Center. Not the right time or place. I may be blasted for that by some, but give me a break. There is a place and a time for healing and I believe that the place definitely is not ground zero of the greatest terrorist attack on our country since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I bring this up here because I see and feel a true relationship between the two.

The sad thing about it is that I think as a country we are doing a better job remembering Pearl Harbor than we are remembering 9-11.
 




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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 10:44:45 AM »
Been there, (80's)very moving .Remember ,but move on  we can not dwell on the past but learning  from it is always a good thing.. RIP  those lost during that sad period of time.....



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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 10:46:28 AM »
I've been to the Arizona also.  It was a really great experience.  very humbling and solemn.



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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 10:52:04 AM »


 

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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 10:52:30 AM »
i have never had the opportunity to go to the Arizona, but hope to one day.  Thanks to all who have served before me and those who continue to serve.  May we never forget all those who suffered in 1941 and 2001.

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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 11:27:43 AM »
Several photos from Pearl Harbor, some of them close to the destruction.


http://beforeitsnews.com/story/292/771/Photos_stored_in_camera_for_68_years_-_Pearl_Harbour_Bombing.html

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Re: Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 12:50:41 PM »
Boston's "Big Picture" also did a feature for the anniversary.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/12/pearl_harbor_69_years_ago_toda.html
 

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