Saturday, December 7, 2013

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

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  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 my honeymoon of the Arizona as she sits today under water.Common Cents remembers:

Remembering Pearl Harbor - 72 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.

Pearl Harbor: "Bombing of Pearl Harbor" 1942 Castle News Parade WW II 

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