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Our “too hard” is nothing to their sacrifice: Pearl Harbor at 73

December 7, 2014
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Our “too hard” is nothing to their sacrifice:  Pearl Harbor at 73

Every year at this time I ask readers to travel back to a time when in just two hours, the dreams of a nation were forever changed and the lives we live today were forged. But first, a view of the platform from which we will depart. On the rare occasion when I get...

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Pearl Harbor at 72, a point for all to remember

December 4, 2013
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Pearl Harbor at 72, a point for all to remember

Latitude 21.3679 degrees N, Longitude 157.9771 degrees W, identifies a single point on this planet of billions, but it is a point of profound importance on the timeline of American history. We can count on one hand our defining moments:  Boston Harbor, Yorktown, Gettysburg, Ground Zero and yes, Latitude 21.3679 degrees N, Longitude 157.9771...

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Pearl Harbor at 69: Can we survive the attack from within?

December 7, 2010
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Pearl Harbor at 69:  Can we survive the attack from within?

Three score and nine years ago today, morning colors across the United States Pacific fleet were violently interrupted by naval air forces of the empire of Japan. The underhanded nature of the attack stirred an anger in the American people not seen before and unleashed a wrath that would leave the Japanese admirals forever...

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Pearl Harbor remembered through the lens of 9/11

December 7, 2009
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Pearl Harbor remembered through the lens of 9/11

To the thousands of men and women stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sixty-eight years ago today, it was a Sunday morn not unlike any other. Sunrise at half past six arising over a partly cloudy sky with a moderate breeze lending to slight wind ripples on the water in the bay. It was, by...

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Reflect, respect, pray, persist…..9/11 remembered, eight years on

September 11, 2009
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Reflect, respect, pray, persist…..9/11 remembered, eight years on

Eight years ago I learned of the 9/11 attacks in the same manner as two generations before me learned of Pearl Harbor.  I heard it over the radio. For hours I listened as the reports came in throughout the day.  From the initial speculation of an accident similar to the Empire State Building crash, to the realization we...

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