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'In return for this great service, I shall ask you for no token of merit except that you remember this day for ever.'

For as long as I remember, the geese have come to visit each winter. I haven’t seen them in the past few years as I’ve spent time away from home in winter, at university or working in different places. 1,188 more words


Mighty Mo

The USS Missouri headed to San Francisco from the East Coast in November of 1944 via the Panama Canal, stopping in various ports along the way. 45 more words

Holiday parade to shut down Kalakaua Avenue

Oahu motorists are advised that Kalakaua Avenue will be shut down to traffic Friday evening due to a holiday parade.

The day after Thanksgiving, the Waikiki Holiday Parade, honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and American military is annually held in Waikiki the day after Thanksgiving. 116 more words


Missile vs. Missile - HMS Gloucester's Finest Hour

It was one of the most enduring images of the Falklands War. The burning hull of the Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield after having been hit by an Exocet anti-ship missile forced the Royal Navy to realize that it was vulnerable to the most recent weapon in naval warfare. 1,173 more words


The Last Days of "Mighty Mo", USS Missouri BB-63

        USS Missouri firing her 16″ guns during Desert Storm, 6 February 1991.

          On January 17, 1991, during Operation Desert Storm (January 17, 1991 February 28, 1991) USS Missouri (BB-63), “Mighty Mo”, fired the first of 28 total Tomahawk Cruise missiles (TLAM) in the campaign at Iraqi land based targets in Kuwait. 315 more words

U.S. History

A Small-Time Mariner's Voyage, Day 4: Bidding Paradise Farewell

Oct. 14, 2014-  Hawai’i’s role in the life of the United States, and the world, became more complex with the entry of the Trojan horse that was the entry of outside commercial interests into its affairs.   270 more words