After 77 years, the story of the mighty battleship has been told again and again: how it took heavy fire, how a bomb blew it apart, how it sank into the harbor.Las Vegas Review-Journal: 77 years later, families honor the dead.
Over time, other stories from the Arizona have emerged, about unsung heroes and harrowing escapes. But some stories have never been told, especially stories about the 1,177 crew members who died in the attack.
The flag should be flown at half-mast to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.National Today: Day of Remembrance.
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The personal stories.
The Salt Lake Tribune: “It’s strange, isn’t it," Bruce Holmes said, “to be here honoring a 19-year-old kid killed 77 years ago.”
EyeWitness To History: The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over.
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It has been said that when an old person dies, it is like a library burning down. For the past 75 years, I have tried to share what I remember of World War II, but a day will come when I can no longer speak. Then what will become of everything I experienced on December 7, 1941? That’s why I wrote this account.Liberty Letters: Eyewitness account by Ruth Erickson
My heart was racing, the telephone was ringing, the chief nurse, Gertrude Arnest, was saying, "Girls, get into your uniforms at once, This is the real thing!"Bustle (from December 7, 2015) - Five Pearl Harbor Survivor Stories.
I was in my room by that time changing into uniform. It was getting dusky, almost like evening. Smoke was rising from burning ships.
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