“May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.”
— Sgt. Major Bill Paxton
U.S. Marine Corps, retired
On this day we honor all who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, in the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. More than 3500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded in the early morning aerial attack by the Japanese that drew the U.S. into World War II.
Pearl Harbor remains the final resting place for many of the crew of the USS Utah, USS Arizona, and USS Oklahoma.
Often, crew members who survived the attack chose to have their ashes interred with crew mates. RIP
Freedom isn’t free. Ask any military veteran. Thank every military veteran.