By Thomas Madison, Powdered Wig Society
This morning at 7:55 AM, there was a moment of silence at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the exact time the Japanese attacked the American Pacific Fleet, 73 years ago, today, and to commemorate those lost on the USS Arizona.
In attendance are 6 or 7 of the remaining 9 survivors of the Arizona. This is their last trip to Hawaii to participate in the annual ceremony, so it is historic. The attending survivors have been in Hawaii since December 1, participating in memorial services and commemoration ceremonies.
If any of you are reading this from Oahu, please take a minute to stop by the Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki to say “thank you” to these heroes, and shake the hand of history.