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Lighting the Beacon - In Honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Save Mount Diablo ^ | 12/7/2018 | Anon

Posted on 12/07/2018 9:57:44 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

For everybody in the San Francisco Bay Area, December 7 is the one day each year that the beacon on Mount Diablo is lit in commemoration of the 1941 attack on the U.S. Yes, even in the Bay Area we have true patriots!

Mount Diablo’s beacon is lit at sunset and shines all night on this single evening each year:

The history of the beacon is interesting...

The Beacon was originally lit by Charles Lindbergh in 1928 to assist in the early days of commercial aviation. The Beacon shined from the summit of Mount Diablo each night until December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

It was not relit until December 7, 1964, when Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief of Pacific Forces during World War II, attended a ceremony on Mount Diablo’s summit in commemoration of the survivors of Pearl Harbor. He suggested that the beacon be lit every December 7th to honor those who served and sacrificed.

Since that day in 1964, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and now the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors with co-sponsor Save Mount Diablo have memorialized Pearl Harbor Day by turning on the summit Beacon atop Mount Diablo. The Beacon now shines on that single night each year.

The “Eye” is one of the last remaining working beacons from the original transcontinental string of guides.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: beacon; lighting; remembrance
The 2018 Pearl Harbor Day Beacon Lighting Ceremony will be held today, December 7, 2018, at 3:45 PM in the Oak Room (with extra seating in the Redwood Room) at the California State East Bay Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord, CA 94521.

If you are in the Bay Area today but cannot make the ceremony, be sure to look at Mount Diablo after sunset. It's a clear day, so the views should be spectacular.

1 posted on 12/07/2018 9:57:44 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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2 posted on 12/07/2018 10:05:31 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Thanks. A good tribute.

3 posted on 12/07/2018 10:13:10 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Great story

Thanks for posting...

4 posted on 12/10/2018 11:02:25 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' Grandma - multi issue voter)
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