Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7th, 1941 "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"

Today  is the 71st  anniversary of the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The next day the United States entered World War II against the Axis  powers (Japan, Germany and Italy).   It is remarkable that they are all  allies of the United States today! The  culmination of that battle was the sinking of the USS Arizona at the  cost of over 1100 American men.  They are forever entombed in the ship.   The Arizona memorial remains the most popular attraction in Hawaii, please visit  when you are in the state.  But we should never forget what happened  today.  Here are a couple of pictures taken from our honeymoon to Hawaii and of the Arizona as she sits today under water.

Remembering Pearl Harbor - 71 Years Ago Today!
Amazingly, she is still leaking oil after all these years!
The names of the 1177 Sailors and Marines who died on the Arizona:
Battleship Row:  The White moorings are the positions of the ships on December 7th, 1941.
The  USS Missouri is permanently moored next the the Arizona.  The war ended  on the decks of the Missouri in in 1945 in Tokyo Harbor.


Anonymous said...

thanks for reminding me its Dec. 7 again I forgot like so many and yet I remember my family gathered about the radio listening to Pres Roosevelt and scared that someone dared attack the US

and 9/ll was a repeat

annon love this country xoxo

Anonymous said...

odd the death toll at Dec 7 and on 9/ll were both about 3,000

annon xoxoetc