08 December 2008

67 Years Ago

I used to be a Pearl Harbor sailor, so shame on me for posting this so late in the day. But 67 years ago was the infamous attacks on Pearl Harbor that devastated our Pacific Fleet and formally brought us into WWII. I wrote a lengthier piece last year, but all I can think about this year is the oil leak from the USS Arizona. It's drips out steadily at the memorial almost like the entombed are talking. I wonder what they would say if they knew that America would rise from the ashes to defeat the Japanese? It's odd to think about what they would think of our country today.