December 7,1941
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#1 Dec 7, 2012
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941.

The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank. Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft will fly overhead.

The Navy and National Park Service are hosting the ceremonies, which are being held in remembrance of the 2,390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack.

Friday events also will give special recognition to members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, who flew noncombat missions during World War II, and to Ray Emory, a 91-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor who has pushed to identify the remains of unknown servicemen.

Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, is scheduled to give the keynote address. The ceremony will also include a Hawaiian blessing, songs played by the U.S. Pacific Fleet band and a rifle salute from the U.S. Marine Corps.

President Barack Obama marked the day on Thursday by issuing a presidential proclamation, calling for flags to fly at half-staff on Friday and asking all Americans to observe the day of remembrance and honor military service members and veterans.

"Today, we pay solemn tribute to America's sons and daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice at Oahu," Obama said in a statement. "As we do, let us also reaffirm that their legacy will always burn bright whether in the memory of those who knew them, the spirit of service that guides our men and women in uniform today, or the heart of the country they kept strong and free."

The Navy and park service will resume taking visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial, which sits atop the sunken battleship, after the ceremony.
AREU4REAL

El Paso, TX

#2 Dec 7, 2012
Well said. It still breaks my heart today that those damn Japs snuck up on us like that.

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#3 Dec 7, 2012
JWRussell USNR wrote:
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.
Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941.
The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank. Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft will fly overhead.
The Navy and National Park Service are hosting the ceremonies, which are being held in remembrance of the 2,390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack.
Friday events also will give special recognition to members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, who flew noncombat missions during World War II, and to Ray Emory, a 91-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor who has pushed to identify the remains of unknown servicemen.
Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, is scheduled to give the keynote address. The ceremony will also include a Hawaiian blessing, songs played by the U.S. Pacific Fleet band and a rifle salute from the U.S. Marine Corps.
President Barack Obama marked the day on Thursday by issuing a presidential proclamation, calling for flags to fly at half-staff on Friday and asking all Americans to observe the day of remembrance and honor military service members and veterans.
"Today, we pay solemn tribute to America's sons and daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice at Oahu," Obama said in a statement. "As we do, let us also reaffirm that their legacy will always burn bright whether in the memory of those who knew them, the spirit of service that guides our men and women in uniform today, or the heart of the country they kept strong and free."
The Navy and park service will resume taking visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial, which sits atop the sunken battleship, after the ceremony.
Well there aren't as many true Amercians left anymore that remember this day as there used to be. It seems the gutless cowards that flew their planes in the World Trade Center in NYC has replaced Pearl Harbor. we need better leadership in DC that runs this country. Harry wasn't in office very long before he took the bull by the horns RIGHT? Sad I love my country but to let these punks from other countries abuse it chaps my hide. My all the brave men that died on this day at Pearl Harbor in in Hawaii RIP
AREU4REAL

El Paso, TX

#4 Dec 7, 2012
AREU4REAL wrote:
Well said. It still breaks my heart today that those damn Japs snuck up on us like that.
You thief,liar and coward. You would have never even made it into the Navy. You qualifications are so low the Army would not have taken you. Your brains is 4F as is your mouth.
ima

El Paso, TX

#5 Dec 7, 2012
Mr_D_ ElPaso wrote:
<quoted text> Well there aren't as many true Amercians left anymore that remember this day as there used to be. It seems the gutless cowards that flew their planes in the World Trade Center in NYC has replaced Pearl Harbor. we need better leadership in DC that runs this country. Harry wasn't in office very long before he took the bull by the horns RIGHT? Sad I love my country but to let these punks from other countries abuse it chaps my hide. My all the brave men that died on this day at Pearl Harbor in in Hawaii RIP
fake what jotillo, how's china you maricon
AREU4REAL

United States

#6 Dec 7, 2012
AREU4REAL wrote:
<quoted text>You thief,liar and coward. You would have never even made it into the Navy. You qualifications are so low the Army would not have taken you. Your brains is 4F as is your mouth.
At least I wasn't chief toilet officer like you were. YOU dishonor all servicemen with your salacious and mean-spirited postings.

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