Know what today is??????????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ka64, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

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    I re-enlisted aboard the USS Arizona Memorial once. We were all there before it opened to the public. I got that strong, strange feeling that I was being watched from behind.. I had been there a couple of times, but never when it was closed to the public.

    The flag that was run up the pole that day is still in a shadow box on my mantle.
  2. carver

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    Can't forget it, it's my birthday! And would you believe my brother, and sister (twins), were born on 11-11.
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    Happy birthday carver hope you have many more. BTW my wife's b-day was yesterday. :)
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    I worked down the mill with a few Pearl Harbor survivors and many, many WWII, Korea and Viet Nam veterns. Most all very special people.
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    I was also lucky enough to see the the Arizona Memorial in 1979 with my wife and her mom and dad who was a very decorated WWII Army Master Sergeant in so many hell holes in the Pacific. That's why he liked Hawai'i, an R&R from chaos.

    The Arizona Memorial is amazing, you can see the whole outline of the ship, the big gun turret hollow circles....and the occasional oil droplets coming to the surface.

    Also a LOT of Jap visitors there too!
  5. IShootBack

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    Growing up, my parents talked about it every year. They were both in their mid 20"s when it happened and they were greatly impaced by it. My mom would sometimes cry as she thought of all the lost lives and the brutality of the attack. I think she had a cousin that passed there that day but I'm not certain.

    I remember every year. I stop throughout the day to pray for those who are currently in the armed forces protecting our freedom.
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