Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Pearl Harbor survivors are hearing reassurances their sacrifice would be remembered by future generations as they gather to mark the 69th anniversary of the attack.
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis on Tuesday told about 120 survivors who traveled to Hawaii from around the country that the park service "will still be here telling their story" long after the last veteran of the war is gone.
Jarvis spoke before the dedication of a new $56 million visitors center for people paying their respects at the memorial for the USS Arizona, which was sunk during the attack and where the remains of nearly 1,000 sailors and Marines are entombed.
The event is being held across the harbor from the USS Arizona. Survivors are taking a boat out to the memorial that sits on top of the battleship.

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  • by Lee on Dec 7, 2010 at 01:09 PM
    While we remember the Arizona, let us also remember the over 1,000 men lost on the Oklahoma, which is a bit west of the Arizona, and is upside down, very few of those on board were rescused, if you go further down the row, past the Missouri, you will find a sign saying this is the where the Oklamhoma rests. You can not visit Pearl Harbor or Hickman Field and not see things to remind you of December 7, 1941. You can not go there and not cry for the horrendous loss of life. So when you remember the Arizona, remember the several thousand other service people who lost their lives in the Hawaian Islands on December 7, 1941. Then remember all those who served in every war all the way until today, and say a prayer for all of them.
  • by Sandi on Dec 7, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    Anyone who has ever visited the islands knows that December 7th looms large in Hawaii history, The bullet holes are still in the bldgs of Hickman Field, there are survivors working at the Arizona Memorial. They are living history, You go out to the Memorial and watch the oil come up out of the Arizona, you watch tourists from all over including Germany and Japan standing and crying while they read the names of those lost. What a total waste of lives, you vist the other islands and see remains of Gun embankments along the beaches, airfields rotting away and you realize that this is our history. So say a prayer for all the fallen heros. Not just those of Dec 7, 1941 but right up through today.
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