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Pearl Harbor Day remembered on 71st anniversary (December 7th) [LIVE THREAD]
Newsday ^ | December 7, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/07/2012 5:42:14 AM PST by Timber Rattler

More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941.

The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank decades ago.

Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft will fly overhead in missing man formation.

The Navy and National Park Service are hosting the ceremonies, which are being held in remembrance of the 2,390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: japanese; pearlharbor; worldwar2; wwii
Never forget!
1 posted on 12/07/2012 5:42:21 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Bush’s fault.

2 posted on 12/07/2012 5:59:46 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives; and it lies about liberals.)
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3 posted on 12/07/2012 6:10:19 AM PST by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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4 posted on 12/07/2012 6:11:32 AM PST by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: Timber Rattler

Remember that displaying the flag tends to have a “conservative” effect on Americans that lasts for a while. It revitalizes patriotism, national pride, and a sense of honesty and integrity.

In the case of Democrats, it is like garlic to vampires.

5 posted on 12/07/2012 6:16:49 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: Timber Rattler
Not for nothing....but the USA (and allies) saved the world from the greatest threat ever encountered by man.

Folks worrried about climate change and obesity as some threat....GET A BRAIN!!!

6 posted on 12/07/2012 6:17:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Timber Rattler
Remember Pearl Harbor--Carson Robison

Caution--this song is highly politically incorrect.

7 posted on 12/07/2012 6:18:20 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Timber Rattler
Among Lt Iida's group was Lt Fujita. He had butterflies in his stomach as he sprayed machine gun bullets at rooftop level and took a hit in his wing. Iida drilled the station armory and swooped down just as an aviation ordinance-man named Sands stepped out the side door and got off a burst with a BAR. A sailor from the old school, he called to his mates in the armory 'Hand me another BAR, hurry up! I swear I hit that yellow bastard!'

As Iida moved in for the kill, the defiant sailor 'emptied another clip' and escaped Iida's bullets, which pockmarked the wall of the building. Iida appeared to break off the unequal duel and hastened to overtake his buddies, who had reformed and headed toward a mountain gap. But as he did so, a spray of gasoline began to flow from his plane, and he 'headed directly back to the armory.' No doubt this was the moment when Iida, faithful to his preachings, pointed first to himself, then to the ground, thus indicating that he was going to plunge into the enemy.

A sailor saw him returning and, evidently considering Iida Sand's particular pigeon, shouted 'Hey Sands! That sonufabitch is coming back!' Sands grabbed a rifle; Iida roared straight at him. Ignoring the bullets splattering around him, Sands 'emptied the rifle at the roaring Zero... Iida ceased his fire a moment before passing over Sand's head...

'from G PRange's At Dawn We Slept

8 posted on 12/07/2012 6:20:30 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Sacajaweau

Flying my flag today...especially in remembrance of those we lost 71 years ago.

I am thankful that I still have a living uncle who was there at Pearl Harbor. He saw a lot of tragedy that day.

9 posted on 12/07/2012 6:21:16 AM PST by YepYep (We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says)
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My Dad had a bad leg from polio, so he was a machinist in the Civil Service, and was at Pearl Harbor when the bombs fell.
10 posted on 12/07/2012 6:26:29 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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I was thinking about how my parents felt. They had been married for a couple of years and their baby was one year old. They were safe and sound here in NYS.

Seven brothers including my father would all be in the service in 1944. My dad was the only one who was married. I can't imagine the worry of my grandparents.

God bless America !!!!

11 posted on 12/07/2012 6:27:37 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Hey, since there is no other thread posted about Pearl Harbor Day, can we make this a live thread?

12 posted on 12/07/2012 6:39:07 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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I have spent the day at Pearl Harbor a number of times.

The Visitor’s Center is Wonderful, with a Documentary Movie, a Boat trip out to the Arizona, and excellent guides.
In the same area, there is a Submarine Memorial and Museum, The USS Bowfin (WW2 Sub), and the Battleship Missouri.

Never, Never Forget.

I had the privilege of providing the dance music for the 55th Reunion of the Massachusetts Pearl Harbor Survivors. I will never forget that either. I was HONORED to be a part of that.

13 posted on 12/07/2012 6:53:23 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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I work at a large mid-western University.

Every year at this time I make it point to remind as many students what this day signifies.

I am saddened each year of how many students, some of the finest young minds in our nation, have NO IDEA of what is the significance of "December 7th, 1941". I would estimate that, sadly, more than 80% of them have no idea.

If this trend continues...

14 posted on 12/07/2012 7:25:50 AM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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Imagine if Obama had been President in 1941. I’m sure he would have spent December 8th reaching out to the Japanese for “peace” and begging the League of Nations for help.

15 posted on 12/07/2012 7:55:03 AM PST by The Great RJ
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Here is a link to last year's WWII + 70 live thread for Dec. 7. Archived radio recordings are linked on replies throughout the day.

December 7, 1941 live thread

16 posted on 12/07/2012 8:02:46 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: China Clipper

I was 11 years old when this happened. I remember my parents sitting by the radio listening to the news about the bombing and relaying it to my brother and I. We were sitting on upstairs steps trying to hear what was going on.I had one brother that was on the aircraft carrier Saratoga which I believe was just leaving California when the Japanese attacked. He missed by several days.
Four of my brothers were in shortly after the war started. Three in the Navy and one in the Marines. Out of six boys in our family all but one was in the service. I was the last ( Marines) and that was the Korean War. The sixth one was married with a child and they exempted him. (my guess) Our family was lucky, no casualties.

17 posted on 12/07/2012 8:12:17 AM PST by depenzz
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I was stationed on the USS Renville in 1963 and recall rendering honors to the Arizona on entering and leaving Pearl Harbor (Admiral Kidd is still on board). The Utah was on her side looking like a beached whale. Never forget 7 December 41!!

18 posted on 12/07/2012 8:53:28 AM PST by jesseam (eliev)
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