Monday, May 25, 2009

Please Remember

Happy Memorial Day to all, and please remember all those who still serve our country, those who have served, and especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may have the freedoms we enjoy.

These are a couple of pictures we took at the Pearl Harbor Memorial when we were in Hawaii on December 5, 2002 (two days before the anniversary of the attack). The first is a picture of the memorial that was dedicated to the crew of the USS Arizona, and lists all 1,177 sailors and marines who lost their lives on that fateful day in 1941. Today, the Arizona still leaks oil which floats to the surface of Pearl Harbor. This is referred to by all military service members stationed at Pearl Harbor as the "Tears of the Arizona". We were able to catch a picture of the tears, and that is the second image. Lest We Forget.

















2 comments:

C-Myste said...

Our across-the-street neighbor for the first 18 years we lived here, Byrl King, was a Pearl Harbor veteran. Unfortunately he passed away last year; his son lives there now. Here's to his memory.

Holly said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. Yes, we must always remember.