December 7, 2013

“a date which will live in infamy”

Trevor and I woke up super early so we could get a seat at the 72nd anniversary .

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The sailors on board the USS Halsey man the rails to render passing honors to the USS Arizona Memorial.

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Some of the survivors sat with the children that sang the Hawaii State song. They were so sweet.

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It was the first time T and I attended the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. It was very emotional. I think even more because my husband now works at Pearl Harbor. I’m still amazed at the resiliency of the U.S. military.

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Some of the survivors leaving the ceremony.

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The survivors laid wreaths for the Airforce, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Hawaii State Territory.

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The original bell from the USS Arizona. They rang it during the ceremony.

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We took the 11:45 boat ride out to the Arizona Memorial.

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The smell of oil was strong that day.

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A few sailors that passed away on the Arizona. We threw petals into the water in remembrance of them.

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The USS Missouri – the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

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