December 7, 1941

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    #1 beaupower32, Dec 7, 2009
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    Today is the anniversery of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A big salute :salute: to all those not only lost on that day, but throughout WW2 as well.
     
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    a drink to the fallen ............

    my dear father in law now in his last months of life was almost signed up to serve on the Arizona just weeks before the tragic day. Fortunately for him he served on a tender and a tin can and saw action elsewhere
     
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    #11 mudpuppy, Dec 7, 2009
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    Salute! :salute:
     
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    #17 beaupower32, Dec 7, 2009
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    The USS Arizona continued to blaze long after the attack was over.

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    USS Arizona - 10 December 1941

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    USS Arizona, May 18, 1942. View from Main Mast. Bow projecting from water - forward

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    5 October 1942 - Removal of ammunition aft. #4 turret handling room (D-411) looking aft on the port side, showing leakage through water shed on main deck.

    All photos USN.

    MEMORIAL TO THE U.S.S. ARIZONA
    Beneath the waves, upon the sands,
    down fathoms in the deep,
    sunken men, in silent ships,
    find refuge fast asleep,
    exempted from
    the challenge of,
    victory or defeat ...
    where flesh and steel rest as one,
    beyond the reaches of conceit.


    Beneath a mirror of twinkling light,
    upon a brilliant sea,
    gallant men in stalwart ships,
    on a voyage not to be,
    wait at their posts, in eternal patience,
    without anxiety;
    In a world of liquid echos and muted hostility,
    where a delicate lace of ocean life
    adorns the mighty guns
    and consumes their awesome appearance
    in the filtered light of the sun.


    Glen Clay Booher
    Copyright 1986


    A MESSAGE TO THE VISITOR
    The sacrifice of death cannot be sealed into antiquity by the date on a calendar, for it is ongoing, passing through all generations on its way to the end of time!

    Please remember that as the last visitor leaves the memorial at the end of this day, over eleven hundred men must remain behind to sacrifice yet another evening, having made but one more days payment to eternity!

    They ask for nothing but your remembrance from their place of silence beneath the waves, as darkness again falls over them, their dreams and their ship!
     
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    It's amazing that the destruction of the Arizona was caught on film. Gives me shivers every time I see it, and to think of all those brave men dying in the opening minutes of America's entry into WW II.

    TO
     
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    A big salute to all of the fallen!
    One day I wanna visit Pearl Harbor. It´s gonna be a lot of money needed for this trip but that´s my dream to bring my wife and kids there. One day...
     
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    Our teacher showed our class never before seen photos of Pearl Harbor. He found them on a camera in his attic. There is a picture of a Zero strafing people. And a different angle of the Arizona exploding..

    :salute:
     
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