Posted by: Ingrid | April 28, 2009

Pearl Harbor

Even though I’ve been to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona once, we went back on this trip as well.  I was reminded how easy it is to forget that certain things happened, easy to forget the sacrifice that was made.  It was sobering to stand on the USS Arizona memorial and look down into the oil steeped water at the remains of the boat that became a tomb for so many men on that Sunday morning in December.

Here we are in front of the submarine where the war ended.

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Sailing out to the Arizona Memorial.

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Part of the remains that can still be seen from above.

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The list of men who died when the boat sank.

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In front of the anchor for the USS Arizona.

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  1. Remember Pearl Harbor — Keep America Alert!

    America’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 100th year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, U. S. Navy (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, “The Day of Infamy”, Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941.

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