USS Arizona Memorial (photo courtesy Wikipedia)
Today, Sunday, December 7, 2014 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Over 2,500 military personnel and civilians lost their lives that day and while their souls went to rest, their families and loved ones remained behind to mourn their loss and try to make sense of this tragedy.
“They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
(Excerpt from “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon)
So we may never forget (courtesy of usmemorialday.org): http://www.usmemorialday.org/pearllst.txt