We lived in Hawaii for the last decade anniversary. We only lived about ten minutes away from where the Arizona rests below the water. We drove by the Memorial several times a week there, and it was a part of our every day lives. Les worked in a building that still bore the marks of the attacks with bullet holes in the stairs.
One of the great things about my trip next month with Brandy is to take her there. We are both military brats, she is a veteran, and we both have military husbands. No matter what country you call home, please remember all of those who died this day 70 years ago, and remember the thousands who suffered over the next few years during the war.