“a date which will live in infamy”
Trevor and I woke up super early so we could get a seat at the 72nd anniversary .
The sailors on board the USS Halsey man the rails to render passing honors to the USS Arizona Memorial.
Some of the survivors sat with the children that sang the Hawaii State song. They were so sweet.
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.
Some of the survivors leaving the ceremony.
The survivors laid wreaths for the Airforce, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Hawaii State Territory.
The original bell from the USS Arizona. They rang it during the ceremony.
We took the 11:45 boat ride out to the Arizona Memorial.
The smell of oil was strong that day.
A few sailors that passed away on the Arizona. We threw petals into the water in remembrance of them.
The USS Missouri – the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.