Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Death from above

USS Arizona 12/7/41

"Some fine Sunday morning..." Colonel Billy Mitchell (1924)

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (12/7/41)

USS Arizona today
“With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.” (12/8/41)
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Amherst 12/7/2011

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good story on the front page of the NY Times today on the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, shutting down on 12/31.

Thanks for remembering.

Anonymous said...

All gave some
Some gave all
I will never forget

UMassive said...

Was the town hall respectable enough to lower the flag to half-staff, or is that too militaristic? I lost relatives in that war and many of them had friends who died in the attack, and it would anger me beyond belief to hear Amherst neglected such a solemn day.

LarryK4 said...

Yes, all town flags and that majestic Amherst College flag on top of Chapel Hill were all at half staff, where they belonged.