On December 7, 1941, the USS Arizona and the USS Vestal floated side-by-side when the first planes of the Japanese Empire came into view and started strafing, bombing, and torpedoing Continue Reading →
Dateline: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – December 7, 1941 – 7:48 am Hawaii Time – Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor Commences “Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in Continue Reading →
This year’s Blackened Canteen Ceremony was co-hosted by the National Park Service and the Pacific Aviation Museum and the NPS Chief Historian, Daniel Martinez oversaw the entire event of remembrance Continue Reading →
Today I visited the USS Arizona Memorial and was overwhelmed with pride and sadness at the thought of so many young men entombed in the remains of a once proud Continue Reading →
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet four of the five remaining survivors from the USS Arizona and it was such a moving experience. The four young men I met Continue Reading →
Last night, I attended one of the signature events of my 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor Commemoration. This event brought together about 1200 people for an evening Continue Reading →
Here are all the images from my visit to the Punchbowl National Cemetery. It helps me to remember that “Freedom is never Free”.
[ipanorama slug=”punchbowl-national-cemetery-panorama”] As I awoke this morning to the view from my balcony at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki, I knew that today was going to be special because Continue Reading →