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Old 12-07-2003, 02:01 PM
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A moment of Silence for all who lost their lives on December 7th 1941


On a quiet Sunday morning December 7, 1941 a Japanese surprise air attack left the Pacific Fleet in smoldering heaps of broken, twisted steel. Here, peace was interrupted and paradise lost. In hours, 2,390 futures were stolen, half of these casualties from the battleship Arizona.


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It is a rare time when these days fall on the correct day...Sunday. This is a special day and is second only to 9/11. I hope we don't forget 9/11 like we tend to forget Perl Harbor. We must NEVER FORGET. We owe our life to these Men and Women.
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A moment of Silence for all who lost their lives on December 7th 1941


On a quiet Sunday morning December 7, 1941 a Japanese surprise air attack left the Pacific Fleet in smoldering heaps of broken, twisted steel. Here, peace was interrupted and paradise lost. In hours, 2,390 futures were stolen, half of these casualties from the battleship Arizona.


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I appreciate this thread immensely! My father was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He served on the USS Pennslyvania. It was the sistership of the Arizona. He was 18 years old.
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I guess my family was lucky in a sense, My grandfather was an MP at the White House during WWII. But His brother was in the South Pacific as a Gunner on a PT Boat. I thank them both and all who served.
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If one ever has a chance to see Pearl Harbor jump on it. Going there makes it a little more real. Seeing the Arizona reminds one quickly of the sacrifices that people make for our freedoms. We spent the better part of a day there on our honeymoon. Probably the best part of the trip IMO. It's just something that all should experience.

This could easily go for any other memorial in our nation whether it be the Vietnam Memorial or the others in our nation's capital. Seeing these things is something I'll always cherish.

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only have been to Hawaii once and made sure I visited the USS Arizona - very real
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I have a degree in History. So you can understand I don't forget these kind of things. I find it amazing, and a bit disturbing, that when someone tells me their birthday is on Dec. 7th, and I say, "Oh, Pearl Harbor day," they often don't have a clue. They usually say they didn't like history in school and didn't pay attention much. Whatever. Slackers.

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I have a degree in History. So you can understand I don't forget these kind of things. I find it amazing, and a bit disturbing, that when someone tells me their birthday is on Dec. 7th, and I say, "Oh, Pearl Harbor day," they often don't have a clue. They usually say they didn't like history in school and didn't pay attention much. Whatever. Slackers.

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The Real Story of Pearl Harbor is on the History channel right now. That is what I'm watching.
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