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Solemn Photo Friday — Memorial Sites of Oahu

I hesitate to call this another entry in my Fun Photo Friday series.  The subject is just too serious for that.  Here are some of my favorite images from our visit to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Punchbowl Cemetery: 16 more words

Photography

Port 2 Honolulu — USS Arizona Memorial

It’s a short hop, or sail in this case, from Hilo on the Big Island to Honolulu on the island of Oahu.  Ursula and I have been to Oahu too many times to count, as had our frequent cruising companions Lisa and Al Fittipaldi, so this excursion planned by Ursula would forsake the usual in favor of memorializing.  407 more words

Photography

President Obama & Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama participate in a wreath-laying ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 27, 2016. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Politics

The Japanese Return To Pearl Harbor

One of the ongoing ironies from World War II that I have been familiar with for the last couple decades has been the realization that the major belligerent countries of those days , Japan and Germany, never truly lost the war.  1,701 more words

Current Events

Pearl Harbor closures, changes announced ahead of Obama, Abe visit

Services will be limited at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites on Dec. 27 due to the anticipated visit by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Japan. 312 more words

News

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

It was 75 years ago today when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, launching the United States into World War II.

I visited this Hawaiian harbor last month.  354 more words

Travel

USS Arizona Memorial

“…December 7, 1941 – Is a day which will live in infamy…”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Roosevelt was right.  That date is forever stamped in American history.  

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