Dec. 7, 2016, 07:55, is the 75th anniversary of Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu. There will be ceremonies across the state, centralized in Honolulu. The local newspapers and radio stations like Hawaii Public Radio have well-done articles like this one: Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later: Remembering the Morning “Everything Changed.”
We’d also like to take a moment to remember those who were there. We thank you for your courage, service, endurance, and legacy.
This file photo is from the 2013 Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremonies.
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2013) The Navy Region Hawaii Ceremonial Guard perform in honor of Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Wentztlaff during an interment at the USS Arizona Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)
The US Navy’s blog has a nice article up today on how Pearl Harbor Survivors Changed the World. The article’s focus is on thanks and, “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” which we think is an encouraging message of respect and hope.