Today marks the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In 2004 my husband and I had the privilege of being at Pearl Harbor on December 7th for the National Park Service ceremonies. Nine survivors were on hand to be honored.
The flags behind them represent the ships sunk that day and the states for which they were named (L-R) California, West Virginia, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
The USS Arizona Memorial (white structure) is in the harbor and sits above the sunken ship where 1177 perished, and many remain entombed as a national cemetery.
I wonder how many survivors will be there today. We will always remember them.