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KyleFreadrich43
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12-07-12 04:49 PM - Post#1491372    



Just wanted to take a minute to remember those that lost their live on that tragic day.

Still amazing how many ships were salvaged from that attack.
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12-07-12 06:36 PM - Post#1491396    


    In response to KyleFreadrich43

The greatest generation in American history, IMO. They personified strength and endurance. Raise a glass, and as Jimmy Darmody would say, "to 'da lost!"

Also would have been my Grandmother Joyce's 85th birthday today. RIP Grandma. Her second husband was a pilot in WWII. RIP George Schrader.
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12-07-12 06:52 PM - Post#1491399    


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Glad you started this thread. I just dropped my daughter and her friend off at a school dance. We're pulling in and the flag is at halfmast. I say "oh...for Pearl Harbor". My daughter says "Whats that?". She's an almost 12 year old kid on the honor role. Her friend says "I know what that is, it's like a 3 hour movie". I couldnt help but burst out laughing. I made them both sit in the truck for a couple minutes so I can explain to them what the significance of Pearl Harbor is. They were annoyed as they watched all their friends walk into the dance while I kept them a couple minutes. I dont care. That was that generations 9/11.




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KyleFreadrich43
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12-07-12 11:09 PM - Post#1491413    


    In response to haymaker36

  • haymaker36 Said:


Also would have been my Grandmother Joyce's 85th birthday today. RIP Grandma.



Coincidence. It would have been my Grandmother's 91st birthday. I wish we had more time, RIP.
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12-10-12 09:12 AM - Post#1491729    


    In response to KyleFreadrich43

Very little attention has been paid to the day of JFK's assassination and Pearl Harbor. This is where the media can help, but is failing us. Disgraceful. Thanks for starting this thread.

RIP to all who list their lives on the day that (was supposed to) live in infamy.
 
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12-10-12 06:07 PM - Post#1491836    


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I went to Pearl Harbor a few years again on Memorial Day. It was amazing to see.


 
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12-10-12 07:31 PM - Post#1491844    


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Every time we pulled into Pearl, we tied up on the opposite side of Ford Island from Battleship Row. We moored at the Raleigh pier. Crossing the old runway in the dark, you could still fall in some old bomb craters, and the air traffic control tower is still riddled with holes, as are some of the old hangers on the island. Oil is still seeping up from the depths of the Arizona, and it's always a little quiet on Ford Island.
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12-10-12 07:36 PM - Post#1491845    


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  • Maguire19 Said:
Glad you started this thread. I just dropped my daughter and her friend off at a school dance. We're pulling in and the flag is at halfmast. I say "oh...for Pearl Harbor". My daughter says "Whats that?". She's an almost 12 year old kid on the honor role. Her friend says "I know what that is, it's like a 3 hour movie". I couldnt help but burst out laughing. I made them both sit in the truck for a couple minutes so I can explain to them what the significance of Pearl Harbor is. They were annoyed as they watched all their friends walk into the dance while I kept them a couple minutes. I dont care. That was that generations 9/11.




It's shocking what our kids don't know.

I see orange people.


 
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12-12-12 08:01 AM - Post#1491993    


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Went to Pearl Harbor 4 weeks ago while in Honolulu on business. My grandfather was a Army Airmen stationed in Hawaii during the attack. He was not on base when it happened but saw the aftermath. Went to Ford Island to see the Mighty Mo, and the Pacific War Aviation Museum. Bullet holes are still present as a reminder.

Took the ferry over to the Arizona memorial, how moving, and absolutely quiet, no one talked. The oil still bubbling up from the ship is haunting.

Was glad to have taken the time to go there.
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12-12-12 01:09 PM - Post#1492039    


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  • Spike Said:
  • Maguire19 Said:
Glad you started this thread. I just dropped my daughter and her friend off at a school dance. We're pulling in and the flag is at halfmast. I say "oh...for Pearl Harbor". My daughter says "Whats that?". She's an almost 12 year old kid on the honor role. Her friend says "I know what that is, it's like a 3 hour movie". I couldnt help but burst out laughing. I made them both sit in the truck for a couple minutes so I can explain to them what the significance of Pearl Harbor is. They were annoyed as they watched all their friends walk into the dance while I kept them a couple minutes. I dont care. That was that generations 9/11.




It's shocking what our kids don't know.





Yup. We saw it again on November 6, 2012
 
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