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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sixty-Five Years Ago Today...

Eagle1 remembers Pearl Harbor in pictures. For me, the picture that says the most about the meaning of that day is a more recent one -- one that shows the symbol of the war starting for America alongside the symbol of the war's end: USS Arizona (BB 39) and USS Missouri (BB 63).

"Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well . . . "

6 Comments:

Anonymous chrys said...

For some reason I had forgotten the 7th is upon us. Thanks for the reminder.

12/07/2006 1:45 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read comments from the Pearl Harbor Survivors that this, the 65th anniversary of the bombing, will be the last time these great people will meet as a group due to their advancing ages. I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with some of them at Pearl Harbor, and feel I am better for it.

RBP

12/07/2006 5:50 AM

 
Blogger The Clinging Vine said...

An online friend's mother was a child in Hawaii at the time, and saw the attack from the rooftop of their house.

Don and I got to visit Pearl Harbor briefly several years ago, but hadn't time to go out to the memorial. Most disappointing.

Need to go rent "Tora! Tora! Tora!" or "In Harm's Way".

12/07/2006 1:43 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tokyo. Thanksgiving 1970. 5-6 Lt(jg)s in Japan from NavCommSta Guam (Hafa Adai, y'all) decided to see Tora Tora Tora. Entered the theater after the flick started; sat anonymously in the middle of things. A lot of patrons laughing as the cine-Americans ignored the warnings and got the $h!t kicked out of them.
Now the flick's over, the lights come up, and the Japanese realize that there are round-eyes in the theater with them. Complete silence as (literally) everyone in the theater stood silently and allowed us to talk out before anyone else left. A little eerie, even after 35+ years.

12/07/2006 4:27 PM

 
Anonymous ew-3 said...

things looked mighty bad back then.
We lost almost as many men in 2 hours then we have lost in 3.7 years of combat in Iraq.
But we stayed the course, and through strong resolve prevailed.

12/07/2006 8:47 PM

 
Anonymous flem snopes said...

I visit the Arizona Memorial when in Hawaii (every year for the past 6 years). The majority of the visitors always seem to be Japanese.

Then I go over to the Missouri. The Japanese... not so many.

12/08/2006 6:39 PM

 

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