|The names of those who died on the USS Arizona|
|The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor|
I lived in Hawaii for 3 years. I got married there (both my civil and church wedding) and I gave birth to my first son there. I still have family living on Oahu. I have beautiful memories of Hawaii and miss it terribly. When we think of Hawaii we think of tranquility and beauty. A tropical paradise. It was 70 years ago today, at 7:55am (Hawaii time) that its tranquility was shattered in, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt put it, "A date that will live in infamy."
|The Arizona Memorial|
Today I remember the victims, and survivors of Pearl Harbor. I cannot imagine what they went through. Many of the survivors had enormous guilt. "Why did I survive?" Many of them would later choose to be interred in the wreckage with their buddies that died on that infamous day, December 7th, 1941.
|Oil still bubbles up from the wreckage of the USS Arizona|
These are some of the pictures I have of Pearl Harbor. A place where many of my fellow Soldiers chose as the site of their reenlistments. A place of tranquility again, with a beautiful memorial in paradise to those who lost their lives. Remember them always.
|The USS Arizona. Some parts of the ship sit just above the water.|
|The USS Arizona|
|Folding the flag during a reenlistment at the Arizona Memorial|
|A reenlistment of a dear friend at the Arizona Memorial|