Pearl Harbor

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  1. Tim Burr

    Tim Burr Very Well-Known Member
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    For the first time, no USS Arizona survivor to attend ceremonies at the Memorial.

    There are only 5 sailors to survive the USS Arizona who are still alive.

    1,177 on the Arizona and 2,403 total, lost their lives.

    They are in my thoughts today.

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    I put the flag out this morning....its colors brilliant, against the white snow! After all these years, it still remains an emotional day!

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    The Bombs fell 77 years ago today.

    I was only 5 at the time.

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    Watching a documentary right now called Tora, Tora, Tora.
     
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    'Welcome home, William': Remains of Tennessee sailor killed in Pearl Harbor identified after 77 years

    U.S. Navy Seaman 2nd Class William Campbell, of Elizabethton, Tenn. was aboard USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. (Photo: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)
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    FILE - In this May 24, 1943 file photo, the capsized battleship USS Oklahoma is lifted out of the water at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. After DNA allowed the men to be identified and returned home, their remains are being buried in places such as Traer, Iowa and Ontonagon, Michigan. (AP Photo, File) (Photo: AP)
     
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    I was at my grandmothers house for her birthday. We were awaiting a song dedication to her on the radio but instead were greeted with the new of the bombing of Pearl. I was almost 4 at the time. Wife and I went to Hawaii late 70s. We went to the memorial. That was a very emotional time for us.
     
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    We went to the memorial today. We got there late and they were closing soon for the day, so we just walked around and took some pictures, and plan on going back again when we can see more of the memorials and tour the submarine that they have there, the USS Bowfin.
    There is a circle of memorial plaques for each of the submarines who were lost in the war, as well as the list of crewmen aboard, the date of the loss, and a picture of the sub.
    A few times , the submarine was lost and the men were rescued, and in this case, they have the story written on the plaque.
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    The U.S.S. Missouri is fascinating, @Yvonne Smith and it is right there too.
     
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    We saw the USS Missouri across the harbor, but didn't know what it was until we came back to the hotel and looked up more of the history, @Don Alaska .
    If you use google earth, or whatever map program you have with a satellite view, and look at Pearl Harbor, you can see the USS Missouri, and underneath the USS Arizona memorial observatory, you can actually see the remains of the ship with the map program, so be sure to look at this on your computer or iPad.
    One of the trolley routes goes out that way, so we might get back out to see more of this later this week .

    https://www.pearlharbortours.com/ti...+pearl +harbor +memorial&utm_content=Memorial
     
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