70 Years ago today, almost to the minute as I type this (8:00 AM Hawaiian) a time of innocence and peace ended for the US and the world would never be the same again..............
A very solemn and symbolic image, the mighty guns of the USS Missouri, where the war against Japan officially ended with the signing of the surrender on her decks in 1945, overlook and guard the USS Arizona Memorial where the war began at Pearl Harbor. Over 1000 sailors are still entombed in the Arizona`s hull and oil still seeps out to the surface to this day from her oil tanks which had been filled with 1.5 million gallons of oil for an upcoming deployment that would never come. Many of the servicemen that died at Pearl never knew who attacked them or why, as they were below decks when the ships sank.
Note the oil streaks in the water