Pearl Harbor Day

On the 71st anniversary of the date that truly does live in infamy, I urge anyone who has the opportunity to visit the USS Arizona/Pearl Harbor Memorial Site to do so. I’ve been lucky enough to see it three times…and it still fills me with awe and reverence.

It is impossible to stand there at the memorial, directly over the USS Arizona, watching the oil still bubbling up to the surface seven decades later, and not get chills thinking about the people at Schofield Barracks that day.

Today we have a number of well-made movies that tell us the story of what happened. Historically, as every year we lose more of the precious few we have left who can tell us exactly what happened that day, the story becomes more and more poignant…and unforgettable.

December 7th will never be the same…nor will Hawaii, where it all unfolded. If you ever get the chance, and you haven’t yet done so…go.

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