Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Sunday, December 7th, is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Because of my concern that our young people are unaware of our country's history, I shall pull an Al Penwusser and present a post from last year.
The Veterans Administration estimates that 1,000 American veterans of World War II die each day.
Thus, we lose 1,000 heroes everyday, and with them go their memories and experiences.
The following photo is of the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu:
It marks the watery graves of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the Arizona on December 7th, 1941.
During the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy, 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were wounded.
War on Japan was declared the next day.
Nine survivors of the Arizona remain alive.
Infinities of love,