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Friday will mark the 77th Anniversary of this "date which will live in infamy".   My dad and 3 uncles fought in WWII, 2 of them in the Navy.  So, this has always been a significant day of remembrance.  I was unaware of some of the other "hidden memorials" of Pearl Harbor, however, until I came across the article below, published 2 years ago.  I hope you find it interesting as well.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/12/06/hidden-memorials-pearl-harbor-oahu/94039116/

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17 minutes ago, DocWalker said:

Friday will mark the 77th Anniversary of this "date which will live in infamy".   My dad and 3 uncles fought in WWII, 2 of them in the Navy.  So, this has always been a significant day of remembrance.  I was unaware of some of the other "hidden memorials" of Pearl Harbor, however, until I came across the article below, published 2 years ago.  I hope you find it interesting as well.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/12/06/hidden-memorials-pearl-harbor-oahu/94039116/

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I just saw the part in the article about the crane operator at the dry dock. I can't decide if he was incredibly smart, brave or downright crazy!!!!!

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Out of respect I've been putting the Flag out every Dec 7th for many years 

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34 minutes ago, MG1962 said:

I just saw the part in the article about the crane operator at the dry dock. I can't decide if he was incredibly smart, brave or downright crazy!!!!!

As it says on the base of the Iwo Jima Monument ...  "Uncommon Valor Was A Common Virtue". 

From what I've read, there was a lot of that at Pearl as well.

edit: Checked my files for a photo I took of the monument inscription in Harlingen, Texas back in 2004.

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3 hours ago, MG1962 said:

I just saw the part in the article about the crane operator at the dry dock. I can't decide if he was incredibly smart, brave or downright crazy!!!!!

The answer is yes, it takes all three to create a hero.

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