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"Rosie the Riveter" Inspiration Has Died

May 11, 2021 ·  
As we watch the number of Pearl Harbor survivors dwindle, we also bid farewell to other icons of the Second World War. The latest World War II hero to pass away wasn’t a member of the Armed Forces that fought in Europe or the Pacific. On the contrary, she became a beloved symbol of many […]
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Atomic Bomb Exhibit Comes to Pearl Harbor

February 22, 2020 ·  
After a grueling period of conflict and bloody battles, the United States made the difficult decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. The devastation caused by the bombings of two Japanese cities put into motion the surrender of the Empire of Japan, though at the cost of hundreds of thousands of civilian lives. In […]
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Seven Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in January, 2020

January 30, 2020 ·  
Every year, as we get further in time from the events of December 7, 1941, we must bid farewell to an ever-increasing number of the heroes who lived through that day. Sadly, seven veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor have passed on in the first weeks of the new year. These are the Pearl […]
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New Ships To Bear the Names Arizona and Oklahoma

January 25, 2020 ·  
It’s been over 75 years since a US Navy ship named USS Arizona or USS Oklahoma was in service. After being destroyed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, the two battleships that bore those names were never returned to service. USS Arizona (BB-39) still sits on the bottom of Pearl Harbor where she […]
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New Aircraft Carrier To Be Named for Doris Miller

January 20, 2020 ·  
Many of the heroes of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been honored with medals and citations. Some have even had US Navy ships named in their honor. One notable figure from the attack, however, is receiving an unprecedented honor. According to Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, the United States […]
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Battleship Missouri Marked a Major Milestone

January 10, 2020 ·  
On December 28, 2019, the Battleship Missouri marked a major milestone as she welcomed her nine-millionth visitor, a number that shows just how popular Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are. The history of USS Missouri (BB-63) begins not with the attack on Pearl Harbor, but later in the course of the War in the Pacific, when […]
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In Memoriam: Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in 2019

January 02, 2020 ·  
As the years move us ever further from the events of December 7, 1941, we find ourselves bidding farewell to more and more of the men who lived through the horrors of that day. The following is a list of the Pearl Harbor survivors lost in 2019. Robert M. Bishop August 22, 2019 Bishop served aboard […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lou Conter Returns

December 05, 2019 ·  
In 2018, the Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration took place with something missing. It was the first year that no survivors of the USS Arizona (BB-39) attended the Oahu ceremony. All well into their 90s, the survivors weren’t physically able to cross the Pacific to join in the remembrance of the men with whom they served […]
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Lauren Bruner Last to Join Shipmates on USS Arizona

November 15, 2019 ·  
In the years following the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the building of the USS Arizona Memorial, 43 former crewmen who survived the events of December 7, 1941 have chosen the sunken vessel as their final resting place. As the nation commemorates the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in December 2019, Lauren […]
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Should I Visit Pearl Harbor on December 7?

October 24, 2019 ·  
Each year on December 7, the nation remembers the brave servicemen who lost their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other military targets on Oahu. The more than 2,400 Americans killed on that long-ago Sunday morning are commemorated through ceremonies held across the country and at the site of the devastating attack […]
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