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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:37 pm 
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A little late in the day to post this, but it has been in my mind and heart all day.

This photo sums it up nicely, with a lovey display of Hawaiian-style Aloha for those who gave so much, so many years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:54 pm 
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Tried to explain Pearl Harbor Day to my son yesterday. He's 4 going on 5. He asked me if the Japanese attack Hawaii every December 7th. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:04 pm 
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REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR

© 1941 Lyrics: Don Reid, Sammy Kaye Music: Don Reid

History in ev'ry century
Records an act that lives forevermore.
We'll recall, as into line we fall
The thing that happened on Hawaii's shore

Let's remember Pearl Harbor
As we go to meet the foe
Let's remember Pearl Harbor
As we did the Alamo.

We will always remember
how they died for Liberty
Let's remember Pearl Harbor
And go on to victory.

Let's remember Pearl Harbor
As we go to meet the foe
Let's remember Pearl Harbor
As we did the Alamo.

We will always remember
How they died for Liberty
Let's remember Pearl Harbor
And go on to victory

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:06 pm 
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That was the first song I played on my IPod when I got into my car yesterday morning. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:08 pm 
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pappythesailor wrote:
Tried to explain Pearl Harbor Day to my son yesterday. He's 4 going on 5. He asked me if the Japanese attack Hawaii every December 7th. :lol:



From the mouths of babes. Yes, they do, but their attacks are friendly and their artillery is money...lots of money!!!

I remember when the Pearl Harbor Survivors held their convention here in Little Rock back in 1991 (or 1992). I was working for the Little Rock Convention Bureau and I was showing clients around the Excelsior Hotel. At that same moment, the organizer of the Pearl Harbor Survivors reunion just learned that the hotel was Japanese owned. It was NOT good! He was marching through the large atrium of this hotel screaming for the general manager to show herself. God bless these men!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:09 pm 
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Tiki J wrote:
That was the first song I played on my IPod when I got into my car yesterday morning. :thumbsup:

Brilliant minds think alike. Apparently you and I do as well! :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:08 am 
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remember pearl harbor!

70 years ago today!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:02 pm 
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I ran a Mazda off the road today. She had it coming.


:lol:

Did you yell "Remember Pearl Harbor!" out the window as you sped past?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:47 pm 
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i believe the zeroes were made by mitsubishi, but i get your point. :lol:

Let's check back here later in the year for when to run benzes, audis, VW's, porsches, maseratis, and lamborghinis off the road :wink:

and fiats for good measure.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:48 pm 
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The which lives in infamy that changed America and the world forever. Salute to all the remaining Pearl Harbor survivors out there!

Just saw on the news this morning that some original Navy film footage from that day was recently discovered in a trove of momentos from a WW II Navy photographer who shot it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:54 pm 
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i believe the zeroes were made by mitsubishi, but i get your point. :lol:

Let's check back here later in the year for when to run benzes, audis, VW's, porsches, maseratis, and lamborghinis off the road :wink:

and fiats for good measure.


Dad doesn't care for BMWs after seeing the slave labor camps and ovens with their rondel during the war.

How can you run a Fiat off the road?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:44 pm 
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My Pops is an 86 year old WWII vet. He lied about his age to join after Pearl Harbor.

It's been 70 year, will the US ever make this day a National Day of Remembrance?

No disrespect to MLK, but his Birthday is a National Holiday. He was never a President, but a day where 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were wounded, and caused the US to enter a war where over 418,000 Americans were killed is not recognized as anything more than a once a year story on the nightly news.

Maybe I spend too much time with Pops down to the VFW listening to the few WWII guys that are left down there......

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:36 am 
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remember not to forget Pearl Harbor!!!! :fez: :fez:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:26 pm 
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Thank you for the reminder but I never forget.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:31 pm 
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I shall post this late in the day on December 7th.

75 Years ago was the attack on Pearl Harbor by 343 Japanese aircraft. Over 2400 Americans lost their lives that day. Many more Americans, Japanese and Germans in the years to come.

This day, like September 11, 2001, I shall never forget.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:14 am 
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Shaff01 wrote:
It's been 70 year, will the US ever make this day a National Day of Remembrance?

Probably not. I think it is good that our national tradition is to honor all war dead on Memorial Day and all who served on Veterans Day regardless of when or where they served. Trying to decide which battles and wars rate special recognition demeans them all.

My father was 16 when the attack happened. By the time he was 17 he was in a US Navy V-12 program and then he headed out to the Pacific.

The war in the Pacific was some of the most vicious brutal warfare the world has ever seen. Both sides saw the other as racially inferior and the result was unimaginable carnage. I think only the Russians and Germans managed to surpass it.

And despite that my father and the other veterans I knew growing up did not hate the Japanese after the war ended. They were able to separate the people from the Imperial system that drove Japan into war.

In the 1970s he visited Hawaii and went to Pearl Harbor. As he rode the boat to the Arizona memorial he noticed a group of Japanese aboard. They all looked like the stereotypical Japanese "salaryman" in suits with large cameras around their necks.

At the memorial they all bowed and prayed and he realized they were veterans who had come to pay respects to a former enemy. They respectfully greeted the American veterans present and that was reciprocated. Honor and dignity overcame the history of the war.

Japan and the United States were adversaries for a single generation. We were allies before that and we have been allies for three generations since the end of the war.

We should not forget Pearl Harbor but we should remember the rest as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:25 pm 
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Once again, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is upon us.



THREE DOTS & A DASH (Morse code for V, as in Victory)
1 1⁄2 oz. AOC Martinique rhum agricole vieux
1⁄2 oz Blended aged rum
1⁄4 oz falernum
1⁄4 oz allspice dram
1⁄2 oz Fresh lime juice
1⁄2 oz Fresh orange juice
1⁄2 oz Honey syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters

3 maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick and 1 pineapple frond
(representing Morse Code—three cherries as the three dots and the frond as the dash),
for garnish.

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
Shake until frosty, then pour, unstrained, into a double Rocks (or Pilsner) glass,
add garnish and serve.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:51 pm 
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Greatest Events of World War Two in Colour on Netflix -
Pearl Harbor Episode


First 5 seconds of the show and I'm steamed up. OK, WII buffs--What's wrong with this picture??
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:58 pm 
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Pictures not great but those look like Dauntless Dive bombers painted in Japanese colors. The Val had fixed gear and was more streamlined.
pappythesailor wrote:
Greatest Events of World War Two in Colour on Netflix -
Pearl Harbor Episode


First 5 seconds of the show and I'm steamed up. OK, WII buffs--What's wrong with this picture??
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PearlNetflix.jpg

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