Monday, December 7, 2009

Pearl Harbor Remembered...

I hope everyone remembered what today is, it is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941 Americans were attacked on our own soil by the Japanese. Everyday Americans should remember soldiers who served our country and those who continue to serve our country today. On this date in 1941 2,403 people lost their lives, 21 U.S. ships were sunk or damaged and 188 aircraft were destroyed. Please take this day to remember them and our Armed Forces.

These photographs were taken in July when my family and I traveled to Hawaii on vacation. This was the best part of the trip for me. If you have been reading this blog for sometime then you know I am very patriotic and next to wildlife the U.S. military is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. These photos show the memorial over the U.S.S. Arizona, the third photo is portions of the Arizona that can be seen above the water, two of the photos are a plaque and a wall listing the dead inside the memorial. Remember if you click on the photos they will get larger.

I would like to thank all veterans past present, deceased and alive that have worked hard to keep this great country safe and free.


Heather said...

Great post and thank you for your patriotism! I have spent the past 8 years serving our country in the United States Air Force and it amazes me how some people are so appreciative of what we do. Anthony and I always feel great pride when wearing the uniform. I will have to keep my eye on the calender to see when we are having any public events that you may be interested in attending at the base!

Coy said...

Timely post Brad and excellent photography. Pearl Harbor and the people lost there can never be forgotten, thanks for remembering.

Corker2 said...

A real nice Post to Honor all those that gave their Lives on that fateful day on December 7, 1941.

While serving in the US Navy, Pearl Harbor is where I was stationed for 2 1/2 years. I was aboard the Destroyer USS Carpenter DD-825. Being in Pearl, the Arizona Memorial is one place that I remember well. I've been there, but I've noticed that even though the Memorial has not changed in all these years, Ford Island has. There was no Park on Ford Island back then. Just a few military buildings.

There are lot's of other things there at Pearl that most people never see, except those who were stationed there. Plaque's that are alongside the Pier show what ship was there at the time of attack. There are a row of bullet holes alongside one building left from a Jap plane that fired on it, and lot's more than what I can place here. I remember well more than 40 yrs. ago.