Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom,
not a guide by which to live.
~Robert F Kennedy

Pearl Harbor survivor Allen Bodenlos is seen at the W.W. II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii December 4, 2010. The loss of life aboard the Arizona accounted for nearly half of the 2,390 Americans who perished at Pearl Harbor and 13 other attack sites on the island on December 7, 1941, the day that drew the United States' into World War II. This year's 69th anniversary coincides with the dedication of a new $56 million Pearl Harbor visitors center, featuring indoor and outdoor galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center.

PHOTO CREDIT & Story:  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

1 comment:

ArtzeeChris said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to remember such an important yet tragic day in our American History. Many of us who were not alive during the Pearl Harbor attack, did not fully understand the scope of this terrible event. Our understanding was through old reels of B&W images that seemed so long ago and far away. As our generation experienced the events of 9-11 firsthand, I believe we all came to realize the horrible consequences of waging war. I am very grateful to the men and women who served in WWII and to those who paid the ultimate price for our country and our way of life. It's so important that we remember our past and gain wisdom from these events just like the quote by RFK.