Remembering Pearl Harbor

by lewwaters

As we all know, Sunday, December 7, 1941 saw a sudden and deliberate attack on the U.S. Navy at anchor in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The attack drew America into World War Two and was labeled by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as “A day that will live in infamy.”

But few of us know much of what those men in the ships saw and endured on that fateful morning.

I was fortunate to have attended the 70th Commemoration of that attack last year and recorded the words of the few remaining survivors in our area.

May we never forget or let our guard drop like that again.

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Sons and Daughters of the Vancouver Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. Chapter 3

Vancouver and Portland Survivors will be honored, Friday December 7, 2012.

The public are encouraged to participate in honoring our Pearl Harbor Survivors

Program begins at 9:30 am

Location is the Centennial Building at the Red Lion Inn at the Quay, 100 Columbia St, Vancouver, WA, US, 98660

During the program, a flora tribute will be sent down the Columbia.

Local survivors will tell their stories. Come be part of history.

2 Comments to “Remembering Pearl Harbor”

  1. We are not paying attention now as the attacks are coming and most of them from the inside! I was there too and it was moving. I would encourage everyone who can to attend this event tomorrow. It might help you see the horrors in store if you stay silently comfortable inside your bubbles.

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