Pearl Harbor Day 2011

Veterans never forget. Obama never seems to remember:

Pearl Harbor Survivors Return To Ships After Death

Lee Soucy decided five years ago that when he died he wanted to join his shipmates killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Soucy lived to be 90, passing away just last year. On Tuesday, seven decades after dozens of fellow sailors were killed when the USS Utah sank on Dec. 7, 1941, a Navy diver took a small urn containing his ashes and put it in a porthole of the ship.

The ceremony is one of five memorials being held this week for servicemen who lived through the assault and want their remains placed in Pearl Harbor out of pride and affinity for those they left behind.

“They want to return and be with the shipmates that they lost during the attack,” said Jim Taylor, a retired sailor who coordinates the ceremonies.

Obama Daughters’ School Features Japanese-Inspired Lunch Menu on Pearl Harbor Day

The elite Washington, D.C., school where President Barack Obama’s daughters are students is offering a surprising lunch menu on Pearl Harbor Day.

The Washington Post revealed the lunch menu at the Sidwell Friends private school for Dec. 7 — the date Japan attacked US forces at Pearl Harbor in 1941 — includes teriyaki chicken and edamame alongside tofu and “oriental noodle salad.”

The menu is printed on a school calendar, which notes that Wednesday is Pearl Harbor Day. (H/T to Texas Fred)

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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3 Responses to Pearl Harbor Day 2011

  1. AFVET says:

    A haunting reminder of the Patriotism that still exists today.
    Thank God.

  2. TexasFred says:

    When I saw the story about the ashes being placed in urns and set in the ships my eyes leaked a little bit…

  3. At least certain people are commemorating the date properly!

    I made a point of mentioning the significance of the date to my middle schoolers in literature class. American culture should be a part of such courses, IMO.

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