Saturday, December 7, 2013

7 December 2013 Counting down the numbers.

Cassi Creek:  The Pearl Harbor Survivors’ Association disbanded at the end of 2011.  The members were becoming unable to travel to Pearl Harbor for the annual commemoration.  While I was unable to find exact and accurate numbers, the estimated number of survivors is about 3000. 
          Given the rate at which WWII veterans are dying, I would assume that by 2021 there would be no more Pearl Harbor survivors living. 

          Last year, the local newspaper made no mention of the attack upon Pearl Harbor.  This year, there was a comparison to the WTC/Pentagon attacks of 2001.  As the years roll by, the emphasis provided by, our vantage points adjust how we view our history.  

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