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