Pearl Harbor

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Navypoppop's Comment
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Good morning everyone,

Today is December 7 and the anniversary of one of the worst days in USA history, the attack on Pearl Harbor. Please take a few moments to reflect why horrible events like this bring our great nation together to prove just how strong and powerful we are. Many men and women lost their lives or suffered dearly because of this attack on our country but we came together stronger than ever.

Wether you ever served in the military or not remember that they give all so we can live free in the greatest place on earth. I and my entire family, my dad, father in law, son, daughter, son in law, brother and brother in laws have or are currently serving this nation in every branch of the military. Pearl Harbor was horrible and I for one will never forget! Rest in peace brave military.

Rick S.'s Comment
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A day that will live in infamy. Unprovoked attack that dragged us into a conflict we had resisted entering. War is a vicious and brutal thing - where people end up giving up their humanity to fight - so that others do not have to. War, while sometimes necessary (as a last resort) is the most heinous thing that human beings can inflict on one another (and the human animal seems to have no bounds

And we should count ourselves lucky that WE haven't had to fight one on our home turf since the civil war.

GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY GOD BLESS AMERICA

Rick (USN - '79-'83)

(as an aside - today I celebrate 20 years sober - so I never forget Pearl Harbor Day)

Chief Brody's Comment
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I think many people in our current culture don't respect remembrance days like this because they don't take the threat of war and violence seriously. They believe that social pressure is strong enough to control any person's behavior.

(as an aside - today I celebrate 20 years sober - so I never forget Pearl Harbor Day)

Congrats on your sobriety.

Tortuga 's Comment
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Amen brother's!

Old School's Comment
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I'm bumping this thread back up to the top for Navypoppop's sake. I've been poking all around our site lately. There are so many pages here that we forget about some of the great stuff buried in here. Now, I've been hanging around here for a long time, and only a handful of you have been here long enough to remember our crusty old friend "Pappy." He was a unique individual and had a great sense of humor. He's gone now, but he's left a few great memories here. One of them is an article he wrote about his Paw Paw's experience at the Pearl Harbor attack.

Here is a link to it. I hope you'll read it. There's some great history in it and it's well done.

Paw Paw's Don't Need Medals

Navypoppop's Comment
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Old School,

Thanks for the recognition. I appreciate the fact that you posted that link. I am too young to have experienced Pearl Harbor but the pain is real to anyone who has served especially USN vets. You are one of the best!

Jakester's Comment
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Dad in scohfield Barracks December 7 08:20 showering when His world changed

I'm bumping this thread back up to the top for Navypoppop's sake. I've been poking all around our site lately. There are so many pages here that we forget about some of the great stuff buried in here. Now, I've been hanging around here for a long time, and only a handful of you have been here long enough to remember our crusty old friend "Pappy." He was a unique individual and had a great sense of humor. He's gone now, but he's left a few great memories here. One of them is an article he wrote about his Paw Paw's experience at the Pearl Harbor attack.

Here is a link to it. I hope you'll read it. There's some great history in it and it's well done.

Paw Paw's Don't Need Medals

Chris L's Comment
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I was out in Hawaii in early 2008 conducting a wounded Soldier visit and I got the opportunity to go out to the USS Arizona memorial. It's a very somber place it was very humbling standing on that hollowed ground so to speak. Sadly she is deteriorating and one of the big concerns is the fuel oil still contained in her bunkers will eventually cause a large environmental disaster. Hopefully in the near future there will be a solution in reducing the hazard and still respecting the final resting place of these Hero's. Our local VFW hall is named in the memory of a local resident Silas Weinwright Pharmacy mate who parrished on December 7th.

Chris L's Comment
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A bit of clarification Pharmacy Mate Silas Weinwright was aboard the USS Arizona on the day of the attack and is one of the Sailors entombed.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Thank you ALL for sharing, and starting this thread.

The history envelloped within, is amazing. Still remembering. Spot on.

~ Anne ~

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