Sunday, December 07, 2008


It's been 67 years:

This aerial shot shows how vulnerable the harbor was:

The Strib shares the focus of this year's commemoration:
HONOLULU - With an eye on the immediate aftermath of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, thousands of World War II veterans and other observers are expected on Sunday to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the devastating Japanese military raid.

The theme of the event — "Pacific War Memories: The Heroic Response to Pearl Harbor" — is something of a departure from the past.

Usually, the commemoration focuses on the attack on the USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor and several other installations on Oahu. But this year's remembrance ceremony will center more on the months following the raid, said Eileen Martinez, chief of interpretation for the National Park Service.
We've had our own modern day Pearl Harbor with September 11th. May we never forget our vulnerability as we traverse the evolving global tumult.


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