I realize I have been bitching and moaning about all sorts of things recently: mortgage drama, lack of snow, blah blah blah. A quick glance at the calendar gives me a bit of perspective and I’ve really got nothing to complain about compared to what people had to deal with 70 years ago today. I certainly wouldn’t have the luxury of my petty little problems without the hard work and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation.
U.S.S. Arizona memorial – January 2010.
Bookends to the US involvement in WWII: The U.S.S. Missouri in front of the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial – January 2010. The Japanese surrendered on the U.S.S. Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945.
The crater where the first bomb fell on Ford Island – July 2008. Photo by Anna McGregor.