Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted December 7, 2016 Chapters:  ...47 48 -49- 50... 


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The 'day that lives in infamy'

A chapter in the book More Opinions & Politics 2013~2017

Remember Pearl Harbor

by BeasPeas


'More Opinions, Politics & Comments' ~ #49-401-B

The first anniversary of Pearl Harbor,
     sailors solemnly touched a knee to the ground.
Wreaths placed on crosses in nineteen forty two
     honor those who died to keep us safe and sound.

We still remember their sacrifice that day,
     when the Japanese attacked on Sunday dawn.
It brought America into World War II,
     and the 'day that lives in infamy' was born.

Lest you complain that was a long time ago
     and that we need not remember every year.
Please consider that thought and realize,
     thousands gave their lives to save what you hold dear.


Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ December 7, 2016
'More Opinions, Politics & Comments'


 


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Pearl Harbor Remembrance in 1942, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
This photo was taken one year after the 1941 Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor that killed about 2,400 Americans. With the volcanic cone of Diamond Head in the background, Navy personnel place leis on the gravestones of their comrades who died during the attack on the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, which occurred just minutes before the Pearl Harbor attacks. Twenty were killed in the Kaneohe Bay attack, including two civilians. The enlisted personnel were buried at this beach near the community of Kaneohe. The Naval air station has since been converted to Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Pearl Harbor memorial, called the USS Arizona Memorial, is west of here, at the site of the final resting place of the 1,177 sailors and Marines who died in the attacks while aboard the USS Arizona.
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