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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


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


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


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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To Take Increased Devotion… Pearl Harbor at 75, a Personal Reflection

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I never will forget the day that I took a Navy launch from Naval Station Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial. 678 more words