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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by Goose55 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:46 pm

The attack killed more than 2,300 people, nearly half of them on the battleship USS Arizona
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:50 pm

I saw some news headline that a Representative of Japan visited the memorial recently. Pretty difficult classey.

The apple blossoms in early spring in Washington, DC are spectacular. All of them a gift from Japan after WW2. It's an apology reminder year after year.

There is an element of grace that runs through Japanese social thought and behavior.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:25 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:50 pm
I saw some news headline that a Representative of Japan visited the memorial recently. Pretty difficult classey.

The apple blossoms in early spring in Washington, DC are spectacular. All of them a gift from Japan after WW2. It's an apology reminder year after year.

There is an element of grace that runs through Japanese social thought and behavior.

Tremendous respect.
That entire government worships at Tojo’s Shrine. Literally.

The cherry blossoms in Washington DC were a gift of Hirohito’s father, before the war.

They’re bastiges. Don’t drink the kool-aid.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by Goose55 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:40 pm

Nagasaki & Hiroshima were severe but no more severe than Pearl Harbor. If you can't take it back, don't dish it out.
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by AFRS » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:25 am

No Pearl Harbour vets showed up at the memorial this year.

Bastards.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by hugodrax » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:39 am

AFRS wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:25 am
No Pearl Harbour vets showed up at the memorial this year.

Bastards.
Goose nooked em. Nooked em real good. His lecture series, “You Were Fighting for Me,” pretty much finished off the Greatest Generation.
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by Goose55 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:10 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:39 am
AFRS wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:25 am
No Pearl Harbour vets showed up at the memorial this year.

Bastards.
Goose nooked em. Nooked em real good. His lecture series, “You Were Fighting for Me,” pretty much finished off the Greatest Generation.
They're still with us but the youngest Pearl Harbor Vet would be 94 years old today.
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Post by Goose55 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:38 am

The year before the Japanese raid

An aerial photograph taken on May 3, 1940, the year before the Japanese raid, shows the East Loch and the the Fleet Air Base on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. Visible are the carrier Yorktown, 10 battleships, 17 cruisers, two light cruisers and over 30 destroyers. (U.S. Navy/National Archives/Handout via Reuters)
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/75th-anniver ... 16903.html
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