Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
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What were you doing at 7:55 this morning?
How many of us on arising this morning remembered that today was an infamous day in history? I recently read "Fly Boys" and for those of you interested on a slightly-different perspective on the war, I'd heartily recommend it.
For all of the servicemen and servicewomen out there, active or retired, thank you for your service to our Country. God Bless.
Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor
Wednesday, December 7, 2005; Posted: 9:24 a.m. EST (14:24 GMT)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will join sailors, community leaders and guests on Wednesday for the 64th anniversary of the assault.
The crowd will observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. -- the moment the attack began in 1941.
A U.S. Navy ship will honor the USS Arizona, which lies submerged in Pearl Harbor with the bodies of hundreds of sailors still aboard. The Hawaii Air National Guard will fly F-15s in formation over the harbor.
The Navy's chief uniformed officer, Adm. Michael G. Mullen, is scheduled to address the crowd along with Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, who saw and heard Japanese planes drop bombs on Oahu as a teenager in Honolulu.
Navy reservists from the USS Ward, which fired the first shots of the war when its crew spotted and sank a Japanese midget submarine, will also be honored.
The December 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and other military bases on Oahu lasted two hours, leaving 21 U.S. ships heavily damaged and 323 aircraft damaged or destroyed.
It killed 2,390 people and wounded 1,178.