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  • On Pearl Harbor Day, a Video Tribute to the Heroes

    12/07/2018 10:36:43 AM PST · by j.havenfarm · 16 replies
    Mr Lou Conter was on duty on the deck of the USS Arizona when the Japanese attacked on December 7. He took part in the fruitless search and rescue efforts. Later he flew PBY Black Cat bombers in the Pacific theater. Two years ago my son made a documentary of Mr Conters experiences for his Eagle Scout project. Mr Conter has become a dear friend and we try to get out to see him every 6 or 8 weeks, though he lives some distance away. To meet him youd think hes the nicest guy on the planet, not knowing that...
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • President Trump Visits With Survivors From The USS Arizona

    07/23/2017 9:34:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The White House via Youtube ^ | 7/23/17 | Donald J. Trump
    This is good to see President Trump honoring these men. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd-S-AkfZrQ
  • USS Arizona survivor laid to rest inside sunken battleship

    04/16/2017 4:23:59 AM PDT · by tje · 22 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | Apr 16, 2017 | Mackenzie Stasko
    A USS Arizona sailor who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor was laid to rest inside the ship he escaped. The remains of Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Raymond Haerry, 94, were interred inside the hull of the USS Arizona Saturday afternoon. More than 100 people gathered at the USS Arizona Memorial for the interment ceremony -- a symbolic military funeral only offered to shipmates who survived the attack.
  • Arizona Memorial will be closed Tuesday for visit by Obama, Abe

    12/21/2016 11:27:22 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | December 21, 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    The USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday due to a visit by President Barack Obama and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the National Park Service said. The closure also will apply to the adjacent USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, according to the park service.
  • Veteran finally lets himself remember Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 5:20:57 AM PST · by Freeport · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | David Montero
    HONOLULU -- He walked slowly, an entourage of help ensuring he didn't slip. People in the bar clapped as he moved past. Then Lauren Bruner gave up his cane and settled at a table against the wall where his picture had been hanging for years. Dwight Lockwood, reed-thin in shorts and flip-flops, darted behind the bar and quickly popped the cap off a Kona Longboard beer. "It's his favorite," he said. The drink was on the house, of course. Bruner took a swig. Around him, dozens of people waited to shake his hand, share a story or take a picture....
  • Brothers finally reunited at Pearl Harbor -- for eternity

    12/07/2016 4:14:25 AM PST · by Enchante · 31 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    When John D. Anderson reached his battle station in the USS Arizona's No. 4 turret that morning, he realized the gigantic guns could do nothing against the swarms of attacking Japanese airplanes. But his twin brother, Delbert "Jake" Anderson, was manning an antiaircraft gun out on deck, and was in the thick of the action. "He needs help," John told his turret commander, and asked if could join his brother. Both men were 24. The sons of a judge, they were born in Verona, N.D., in 1917. Both had joined the Navy in 1936. John was a boatswain's mate second...
  • Replica of U.S.S. Arizona to join in Pearl Harbor event

    09/22/2016 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 19 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | James Gilbert
    Thanks to the generosity of many residents and businesses in Yuma, the 36-foot-long replica of the U.S.S. Arizona has been restored in time to be shipped to Hawaii for the National Park Service's commemoration ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As a way of showing its appreciation, the Navy League of the United States (NLUS), took the recently refurbished model of the iconic battleship on a photo tour around Yuma Tuesday morning so residents could take pictures of it, making 15-minute stops at Yuma City Hall, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, the Yuma Chamber of Commerce...
  • “Does anyone remember Pearl Harbor? WMass veterans recall ‘date that will live in infamy’”

    12/07/2015 9:00:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Cynthia Simison has written a first rate story of Pearl Harbor, gathering information from two 93 yr old survivors of the Japanese attack. CiR has reprinted a portion of Ms Simison’s article and included a link to the remainder. Read and remember the events of this deadly day in America’s history as related by men who lived it. There can be no better lesson in the importance of anticipating the villainy of our enemies rather than reacting to it. “Remember Pearl Harbor. Keep America alert.” For a generation of Americans, they were words by which they, and their children, lived....
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • Pearl Harbor Reunion, 2014

    12/07/2014 2:33:08 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The Greatest Generation With each passing year, the reunion number is dwindling. The Pearl Harbor survivors are over 90 years old, and the members of that group that got together today in Hawaii numbered a little more than a dozen. Today marks the 73rd Anniversary of the attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during which 2,400 sailors, Marines, and soldiers were killed. Some have called the reunion of the USS Arizona Reunion Association the last gathering of USS Arizona survivors, but the gathering doesnt see this meeting as the last one, just yet. The USS Arizona was a battleship that was...
  • Despite shutdown, USS Arizona to reopen... kind of

    10/06/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 49 replies
    KITV News ABC ^ | 7:13 PM HST Oct 03, 2013 | Justin Fujioka
    Local organization finds way to allow visitors to experience memorial "It's sad. A lot of people are coming over and expressing their disappointment on not being able to view the memorial or walk on it," said Mike Carr, president and COO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.
  • Pearl Harbor survivor interred on USS Arizona

    09/13/2012 10:01:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 9/13/12 | Ben Gutierrez
    ABOARD THE U.S.S. ARIZONA MEMORIAL, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On December 7, 1941, an explosion blew sailor Glenn Lane off the burning deck of the U.S.S. Arizona. On Wednesday, he returned to the Arizona a final time to join his shipmates in a ceremony that may be among the last of its kind. Lane died December 10, 2011, in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was 93.
  • Emperor Akihito to become 'first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor' since World War II attack

    03/02/2009 1:37:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 985+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2009 | Graham Smith
    The Japanese emperor is likely to become the first member of the imperial dynasty to visit Pearl Harbor, the site of Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. during World War II. Emperor Akihito, who was seven years old when the airborne assault took place, and his wife Empress Michiko are thought to be planning a highly symbolic 'unofficial' stopover in Hawaii en route to Canada in July. A trip to the site of the 1941 attack has never been undertaken by a Japanese emperor or prime minister before. Emperor Akihito, whose father ruled Japan during World War II, hasn't travelled...
  • Japanese emperor to visit Pearl Harbor

    03/02/2009 9:52:00 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies · 1,100+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | 03/02/09 | Julian Ryall
    The Japanese emperor is likely to visit Pearl Harbor in July, the first time a member of the imperial family will have visited the site of the surprise attack that brought the United States into the Second World War.
  • Bush mulls making Pearl Harbor a national monument

    06/01/2008 1:22:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 179+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/08 | Audrey McAvoy - ap
    HONOLULU - President Bush has asked his defense and interior secretaries to look into designating Pearl Harbor and other historic World War II sites in the Pacific a national monument. A May 29 presidential memo to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said such status could offer the sites additional protection. "These objects of historical and scientific interest may tell the broader story of the war, the sacrifices made by America and its allies, and the heroism and determination that laid the groundwork for victory in the Pacific and triumph in World War II," Bush said. The...
  • Unstable terrain, crowds threaten USS Arizona Pearl Harbor museum (has sunk 30 inches)

    12/07/2006 5:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,083+ views
    Dispatch ^ | 12/06/06 | Lisa Hoffman
    Unstable terrain, crowds threaten Pearl Harbor museumFundraising drive under way to replace deteriorating facility Wednesday, December 06, 2006 Lisa Hoffman SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Everett Hyland, 83, salutes during a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Water from the harbor is weakening the buildings underpinnings, museum officials say. At Pearl Harbor, the memorial that stands vigil over the site of the history-changing Japanese attack is on its last legs. When the 65th anniversary of the surprise 1941 siege arrives Thursday, it will find the USS Arizona Memorial Museum and visitors center in Hawaii deteriorating so...
  • USS Arizona memorial (65 years ago, Hawaii attack led us into war)

    12/04/2006 6:00:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1,911+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Lourdes Medrano
    Solemn words and patriotic music marked a UA ceremony Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the USS Arizona's Dec. 7, 1941, demise. At the University of Arizona, more than 100 people, many of them veterans or Boy Scouts, listened to speeches and poems chronicling the heroics of the 1,177 crew members who died with the sinking of the battleship in Hawaiian waters. Thursday will mark 65 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into World War II. Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Meshel, of the Navy Operational Support Center in Tucson, compared the Japanese bombing to the...
  • From The USS Arizona: Never Forget (Debbie Schlussel Quotes Moving Patriotic Verse Alert)

    12/08/2005 6:22:23 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 667+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 12/08/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    These words apply today, but unfortunately people have forgotten. And they do not recognize that we are fighting an enemy within that is even worse: My brothers lie in state, In clear waters Of testimony, their willingness To answer our Nation's call. An angel bends down, whispers in my ear, Never forget. Never forget. Honor them. They Gave their lives for you. No man hath a greater love. Do them honor. And never forget.
  • A Message Written in Steel (Do yourself a favor)

    11/05/2005 9:33:27 AM PST · by Valin · 9 replies · 690+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | 11/3/05 | Alan W. Dowd
    After she fell below the waters surface on December 7, 1941, the battleship Arizona became a tomb for 1,177 sailors. She and her crew, of course, still lie there, silently reminding us of the price of our freedom. But the Arizona would do more than serve as a memorial and final resting place for those men: She would donate her guns to the war effort, to her sisters who survived that fiery morning, to her distant cousins who would avenge that day of infamy. The University of Arizona Library reminds us that ammunition, machinery, equipment, and guns from the Arizona...