Today in the U.S. we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. It seems like a good time to post these pictures I took when Wizard and I had to the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor earlier in the month.
This is the Memorial to the U.S.S. Arizona, where 1,177 men went down with the ship during the attack on Pearl Harbor. In total, 2,403 died during that attack. Pearl Harbor is what propelled us into World War II. Like all wars, the devastation was terrible and far-reaching.
And here is the U.S.S. Missouri, the ship where the documents were signed to end war, and bring peace to a weary world.
Peace never lasts long enough. And every time there’s a threat or call to duty, men, women and service animals step forward to protect and defend, sometimes paying the price with their lives. Their families and loves ones pay an unbearable cost too.
We don’t forget. One day each year, we take a moment to say to each and every one who lost their life in the line of service to the U.S., Thank You. And to the grieving families and friends, We Are Grateful.
May 27th, 2019 at 9:19 am · Link
Beautiful pictures and an even more wonderful sentiment. People forget what Memorial Day symbolizes. Thank you for remembering.
May 27th, 2019 at 1:42 pm · Link
Thank you for the beautiful pictures and the lovely words, Jenn. :hugs:
May 27th, 2019 at 2:31 pm · Link
Thanks for the photos and great post. I hope you and the family are having a nice Memorial Day.
May 27th, 2019 at 3:11 pm · Link
Thanks Silver. The day of remembrance is more poignant to me this year after visiting Pearl Harbor. I know you always remember those who sacrificed their lives too.
May 27th, 2019 at 3:13 pm · Link
B.E, thanks :-). Hugs to you too.
May 27th, 2019 at 3:14 pm · Link
Viki, thank you. Today is a quiet day for us, but it’s been a really nice long weekend. Hope you and your family are having a good holiday weekend too.