Monday, December 7, 2015

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2015

This is the 74th anniversary of the Imperial Japanese Navy's attack on the U.S. Navy's base at Pearl Harbor. The war effort mounted after the attack included 16,000,000 American men and women in uniform. Today the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs estimates that just over 820,000 of these veterans are still alive. They are passing away at the rate of more than 400 per day. Soon, the relics, memorials and ceremonies will be all that is left to testify to America's greatest generation at war. If we are to survive, we need to remember them now and in the future for what they did to crush evil in the world.

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2004

The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration will be streamed from Hawaii beginning at 12:00 PM, EST. The programming includes three events to be live-streamed over three hours and ten hours of additional historical and educational programming. Access the page here. Readers may want to scroll down the page for a complete list of the day's events before viewing the live stream. 

Flag raising on Arizona Memorial

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