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Remember Pearl Harbor - Save Historic Ford Island Runway
Change.org ^ | Ken DeHoff

Posted on 10/15/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT by BulletBobCo

Ford Island is the only Aviation Battlefield in America. It was ground zero on December 7, 1941 when Imperial Japanese Navy forces attacked without warning, an act that brought America into World War II. The Ford Island Runway and the iconic red & white Control Tower, as seen in the movie Pearl Harbor, survived that date which lives in infamy, and were designated as National Historic Landmarks in 1964. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Ford Island one of 11 "Most Endangered Historic Places" in 2001. The US Navy now plans to cover the 300 foot x 4,000 foot runway with 60,000 black photovoltaic panels and surround this historic space with a 7 foot high fence.

Established in 1919 as the Army's Luke Field, this was one of the first military air fields, this is where Amelia Earhart made her first attempt at flying around the world in 1937, and this is where Americans died on December 7th. This is hallowed ground. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has asked the Navy to move the project further west and off Ford Island in order to preserve this scarred and sacred space.

Help preserve this American Battlefield with your vote to stop this atrocity. Tell the Navy to put the panels on ground that isn’t stained by the blood of Americans.


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My grandfather worked for Pan American World Airways at Pearl Harbor. He was a 20 year retired Navy Vet when he was called back to active duty about 4 days before the attack. He manned the Pan American fire boat during the attack and later dove the wrecks during the search and salvage operations as he was one of the first Master Divers in the Navy. My mother was 10 years old during the attack and she tells me that she could see the goggles of the enemy pilots as they flew by their home in Pearl City.

I don't normally do petitions, but I am compelled to do this one.

1 posted on 10/15/2012 9:43:29 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

I will sign it


2 posted on 10/15/2012 9:47:49 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: BulletBobCo
I don't normally do petitions, but I am compelled to do this one.

Ditto to your sentiments and BOOOOO to the USN for their plan.

3 posted on 10/15/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: BulletBobCo
"...Navy now plans to cover the 300 foot x 4,000 foot runway with 60,000 black photovoltaic panels..."

Who cares about history when you can kneel at the altar of "Green Energy"?
If the Libtards are in charge much longer, we might see military cemetaries "repurposed" in much the same way - wind turbines in Arlington, perhaps...?

4 posted on 10/15/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: BulletBobCo

Personally, I don’t have a problem with using the land for something else, but not for solar panel farm subsidized by the government as a political payoff.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:49:38 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: BulletBobCo

The PV array location is also will tend to blind aircraft in circling patterns and approaches to other airfields in the area, as well as destroy the historic vista. Inquire to see if an EIS or EA was performed and how these issues were addressed. Typically they are bureaucratically addressed to promote an alternative fuel source, without a rigorous economic analysis (they just cut and paste some interest rate table and call it an analysis). If properly questioned, they won’t be able to defend their position adequately.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:54:26 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: magslinger

FYI..list ping please. Thanks


7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:57:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: BulletBobCo

Done!


8 posted on 10/15/2012 10:11:05 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: BulletBobCo

Promoted to a couple of side-bars for a bit more coverage. FReepers will want to know about this, and get involved.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 10:20:38 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: zot; SeraphimApprentice; Interesting Times

I had not known that the Ford Island Air Field was originally a USAAF air field.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 10:24:29 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: BulletBobCo

Let’s save FR first.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 10:24:35 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: BulletBobCo

I signed the petition, passed it on to all of my friends and Twitter followers, and will be calling my Congressman.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 10:25:13 AM PDT by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Promoted to a couple of side-bars for a bit more coverage. FReepers will want to know about this, and get involved.

Thanks!

13 posted on 10/15/2012 10:32:58 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Signed and commented...


14 posted on 10/15/2012 10:37:45 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: BulletBobCo

Also should contact Sen. Jeff Sessions about this — one of the few true patriots in the Senate and a member of the Armed Services Committee.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 10:42:59 AM PDT by subaru
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To: Psalm 73

Wasn’t going sign until you enlightened me on what sort of idiotic use the USN was going to put it to. We can’t preserve every inch of every battlefield, but I’d rather see the field preserved than have some idiotic, Gaia worshipping BS inflicted on it.
Thanks!


16 posted on 10/15/2012 10:44:36 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Careful on the 5 follow-up petitions after signing this one....some of them are far left of center....


17 posted on 10/15/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: BulletBobCo

Signed. I commented that if someone want the solar array so bad, to do it over on Waipio Peninsula. This is a large wasteland of Kaiwi thorn bushes, completely empty and unsused. Right across the channel from Ford island and no one would ever know the array was there.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 12:14:08 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Psalm 73
wind turbines in Arlington, perhaps

Or, more efficiently, just harvest the energy from vets spinning in their graves from their discontent over how Americans are squandering and sacrificing their liberty and way of life on the alter of political correctness.

19 posted on 10/15/2012 12:22:23 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: BulletBobCo

I learned how to fly, in part, using the Ford Island runway. It was available to us for Touch-and-goes. It has been a great benefit to local civil avaition operations out of both HNL and Wheeler AFB simply because it gives a way for light planes to stay away from the “heavy” traffic. They already closed the nearby Barber’s Point strip all of which leaves a bunch of traffic working out of one complex. Those solar panels ought to be on top of the island’s buildings which cover about the same area as the runway. The weather is harsh enough there so that rooftop panels would be a great benefit to building life, something the OICC ought to be mindful of.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: BulletBobCo
I passed it on to the webmasters at "Smithsonian Air & Space" and Weider History Group LLC, which publishes WWII magazine.

I got a reply from the senior editor at WWII right away thanking me and saying they were already addressing it in their next issue.

Nothing back yet from Smithsonian Air & Space, but the Smithsonian itself is full of libtards. Remember that Enola Gay display?

I encourage any history buffs to check out the WWII website. They get some really interesting stuff!

21 posted on 10/15/2012 12:42:50 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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G’day

Wouldn’t Bellows and Kanoeha qualify as aviation battlefields, afterall, they were attacked too.

Cheers...Chris


22 posted on 10/15/2012 1:17:14 PM PDT by Moose47 (Cooper's photo)
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To: BulletBobCo

Signed; thanks.

But I bypassed the rest of the bull that the Credo pages sent me to - including asking my Senators to join the Progressives and their Bills. Those commie Democrats can go suck eggs!


23 posted on 10/15/2012 1:51:38 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: BulletBobCo

Signed.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 4:48:21 PM PDT by matt04
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To: SeaHawkFan
Personally, I don’t have a problem with using the land for something else, but not for solar panel farm subsidized by the government as a political payoff.

Agreed...plenty of much better uses for a place where acreage is in such short supply. Especially when the motive for doing this is purely political.
25 posted on 10/15/2012 5:57:07 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: Little Ray

SCREW those sissy photovoltaic arrays! DRILL! BABY! DRILL!!!!!


26 posted on 10/15/2012 7:10:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Psalm 73

Sounds like a way to send part of the defense budget to China.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 10:11:24 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Welcome to the wonderful world of photovoltaic energy! Did somebody say it was all free?


28 posted on 10/15/2012 10:40:25 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: BulletBobCo
I was eight years old in the family Batman-finned Belvedere when my father let me “drive” on Ford Island. Love that place. We also used to fish off of it.
29 posted on 10/16/2012 12:31:46 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Moose47

When I was at Kaneohe Bay in 79-81 and again in 99, they still had the bullet holes in the buildings and sidewalks from the Jap cannons


30 posted on 10/16/2012 3:00:21 AM PDT by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: BulletBobCo

I’m not against the idea of a photovoltaic array, but I think it should be relocated so that is visible from King Barry’s new $35 million oceanfront palace.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 3:07:55 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: RaceBannon
When I was at Kaneohe Bay in 79-81 and again in 99, they still had the bullet holes in the buildings and sidewalks from the Jap cannons

You can still see them at the hangars that house the Pacific Aviation Museum. You could also see the strafing damage on some of the quads at Schofield Barracks when I was stationed there in 1976.

Pacific Aviation Museum

32 posted on 10/16/2012 3:19:36 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: TADSLOS
When I was at Kaneohe Bay in 79-81 and again in 99, they still had the bullet holes in the buildings and sidewalks from the Jap cannons

This one is in a window of Hangar 79 on Ford Island:

Hangar 79, Pearl Harbor

33 posted on 10/16/2012 3:57:27 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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