Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was last week ... but I can never think of it anymore without reflecting on certain lines from this book, in a chapter called simply “Okinawa.” It it the reflection of a woman who was married to a soldier, a WW2 veteran who survived. Never once did he ever speak of the war to his wife in their many years of marriage. And so after his death, knowing there was this one part of him she never knew, she does her research, reads, and begins to know “the hell of war.” It is a horrible and beautiful chapter to reflect on, especially for those of us who don’t know. And only Wendell Berry could write it so simply yet powerfully. •

“Some of them were heroes. And they said not a word. They stood among us like monuments without inscriptions. They said nothing or said little because we have barely a language for what they knew, and they could not bear the pain of talking of their knowledge in even so poor a language as we have. They knew the torment of the whole world at war, that nobody could make or end or escape alone, in which everybody suffered alone. ... it is hard to live one life and imagine another. But imagination is what is needed. Want of imagination makes things unreal enough to be destroyed. By imagination I mean knowledge and love. I mean compassion. People of power kill children, the old send the young to die, because they have no imagination. They have power. Can you have power and imagination at the same time? Can you kill people you don’t know and have compassion for them at the same time?”
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#PEARLHARBOR Remembrance Day was Friday, December 7. Isn’t this a spectacular way to honor the people who defend our freedoms? Flying in beautiful, open #bluesky I know Veterans Day past, but in my world any day is a good day to honor our #heroes photo @officialgoldiehawn -
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#Repost @history 1941, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, spurring the US to enter WWII. In a mere hour and fifteen minutes, 300+ Japanese warplanes descended on the Pearl Harbor naval base. With diplomatic negotiations with Japan breaking down, President Franklin D Roosevelt and his advisers knew that an imminent Japanese attack was probable, but nothing had been done to increase security at the important naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack killed 2,403 U.S.personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships. Half of the dead at Pearl Harbor were onboard the battleship USS Arizona, which remains sunken in Pearl Harbor with its crew onboard. A United States flag flies above the sunken battleship, which serves as a memorial to all Americans who died in the attack. The Japanese lost 29 aircraft in the attack. One Japanese soldier was taken prisoner and 129 Japanese soldiers were killed. An African American man named Dorie Miller, a steward on the USS West Virginia, assisted his mortally wounded captain and then manned a machine gun and successfully destroyed two Japanese aircraft. He was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross, the highest awarded services award, for his actions. The day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, President Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress and declared, "Yesterday, December 7, 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." After a brief and forceful speech, he asked Congress to approve a resolution recognizing the state of war between the United States and Japan. The Senate voted for war against Japan by 82 to 0, and the House of Representatives approved the resolution by a vote of 388 to 1. The sole dissenter was Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana, a devout pacifist who had also cast a dissenting vote against the U.S. entrance into World War l. Three days later, Germany and Italy declared war against the United States, and the U.S government responded in kind. #PearlHarbor #WWII #WorldWarlI #USHistory

Kudüs Müftüsü, Müslüman Nazi Askerlerle Birlikte...

Kudüs Müftüsü Emin El-Hüseyni, Gönüllü Müslüman Boşnaklardan Oluşan Waffen-SS 13. Dağ Tümeni Handschar (Hançer) Mensubu Askerle Kar98k Tüfeğini İnceliyor...

Kudüs Müftüsü Emin El-Hüseyni Yahudiler Konusunda, Nazilerle İşbirliği İçinde Olmuş, Adolf Hitler ve Heinrich Himmler İle Yakın İlişkiler Kurmuştur...

Hırvatistan, 1943.

Fotoğraf: Almanya Federal Arşivi (Bundesarchiv)

Renklendirme: @mustafatarikcitak
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Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al Husseini among Bosnian volunteers of the Waffen SS...

Crotia, 1943.

Photograph: Germany Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv)

Colorization: @mustafatarikcitak
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A little American/tattoo history #pearlharbor #tattoohistory #america #thegreatestgeneration

IT’S HAPPENING TODAY at 4 pm Pacific on our NovelNetwork Book Chat page on FB!
Please join us with @saraackermanbooks to discuss ISLAND OF SWEET PIES AND SOLDIERS, books, pies and Hawaii! Haven’t read the book yet? No problem! Join us and learn more! .
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#Repost from @nmaahc with @regram.app ... Today, we remember and honor the 3,500 American lives lost during the bombing of #PearlHarbor 77 years ago.
Doris "Dorie" Miller was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross by the U.S. Navy, at the time the third-highest Navy award, for his bravery. Doris Miller awarded the Navy Cross on board the USS Enterprise (CV-6), Pearl Harbor, May 27, 1942. Miller shot down two Japanese planes during the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. #APeoplesJourney

Tb to an awesome vacation in hawaii with @elaaalex 😎 #hawaii #sunset #views #nature #pearlharbor #mauibrewingco

Defend the land. Mahalo to all your sacrifices and to those that are still defending our freedom 🇺🇸 . #pearlharbor

“Seventy [seven] years ago today, a bright Sunday morning was darkened by the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor…We salute the veterans and survivors of Pearl Harbor who inspire us still. Despite overwhelming odds, they fought back heroically, inspiring our nation and putting us on the path to victory.” - Former President Barack Obama
The early morning attack on December 7, 1941, at the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killed 2,335 Americans and wounded 1,143 more. The attack shocked the country and propelled America into World War II.
🇺🇸 #merica #pearlharbor #gonavy (📸: November 2017)







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