Skip to comments.Pearl Harbor Day remembered on 71st anniversary (December 7th) [LIVE THREAD]
Posted on 12/07/2012 5:42:14 AM PST by Timber Rattler
More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.
Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941.
The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank decades ago.
Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft will fly overhead in missing man formation.
The Navy and National Park Service are hosting the ceremonies, which are being held in remembrance of the 2,390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack.
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Remember that displaying the flag tends to have a “conservative” effect on Americans that lasts for a while. It revitalizes patriotism, national pride, and a sense of honesty and integrity.
In the case of Democrats, it is like garlic to vampires.
Folks worrried about climate change and obesity as some threat....GET A BRAIN!!!
Caution--this song is highly politically incorrect.
As Iida moved in for the kill, the defiant sailor 'emptied another clip' and escaped Iida's bullets, which pockmarked the wall of the building. Iida appeared to break off the unequal duel and hastened to overtake his buddies, who had reformed and headed toward a mountain gap. But as he did so, a spray of gasoline began to flow from his plane, and he 'headed directly back to the armory.' No doubt this was the moment when Iida, faithful to his preachings, pointed first to himself, then to the ground, thus indicating that he was going to plunge into the enemy.
A sailor saw him returning and, evidently considering Iida Sand's particular pigeon, shouted 'Hey Sands! That sonufabitch is coming back!' Sands grabbed a rifle; Iida roared straight at him. Ignoring the bullets splattering around him, Sands 'emptied the rifle at the roaring Zero... Iida ceased his fire a moment before passing over Sand's head...
'from G PRange's At Dawn We Slept
Flying my flag today...especially in remembrance of those we lost 71 years ago.
I am thankful that I still have a living uncle who was there at Pearl Harbor. He saw a lot of tragedy that day.
Seven brothers including my father would all be in the service in 1944. My dad was the only one who was married. I can't imagine the worry of my grandparents.
God bless America !!!!
Hey, since there is no other thread posted about Pearl Harbor Day, can we make this a live thread?
I have spent the day at Pearl Harbor a number of times.
The Visitor’s Center is Wonderful, with a Documentary Movie, a Boat trip out to the Arizona, and excellent guides.
In the same area, there is a Submarine Memorial and Museum, The USS Bowfin (WW2 Sub), and the Battleship Missouri.
Never, Never Forget.
I had the privilege of providing the dance music for the 55th Reunion of the Massachusetts Pearl Harbor Survivors. I will never forget that either. I was HONORED to be a part of that.
Every year at this time I make it point to remind as many students what this day signifies.
I am saddened each year of how many students, some of the finest young minds in our nation, have NO IDEA of what is the significance of "December 7th, 1941". I would estimate that, sadly, more than 80% of them have no idea.
If this trend continues...
Imagine if Obama had been President in 1941. I’m sure he would have spent December 8th reaching out to the Japanese for “peace” and begging the League of Nations for help.
I was 11 years old when this happened. I remember my parents sitting by the radio listening to the news about the bombing and relaying it to my brother and I. We were sitting on upstairs steps trying to hear what was going on.I had one brother that was on the aircraft carrier Saratoga which I believe was just leaving California when the Japanese attacked. He missed by several days.
Four of my brothers were in shortly after the war started. Three in the Navy and one in the Marines. Out of six boys in our family all but one was in the service. I was the last ( Marines) and that was the Korean War. The sixth one was married with a child and they exempted him. (my guess) Our family was lucky, no casualties.
I was stationed on the USS Renville in 1963 and recall rendering honors to the Arizona on entering and leaving Pearl Harbor (Admiral Kidd is still on board). The Utah was on her side looking like a beached whale. Never forget 7 December 41!!