In infamy

I usually don’t wander into the twentieth century, either on this blog or in my own personal interests, but it seems remiss not to give a nod to the seventieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  If you’ve got some time to do a little virtual commemoration, here are some links worth checking out:

 

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4 responses to “In infamy

  1. Here’s another resource that the National Archives just posted, and it’s really pretty doggone cool:

    Pearl Harbor In Their Own Words – US Navy deck logs http://j.mp/tcyrzH

    Well worth 2min of time to view.

  2. Bringing the story about disbanding the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association back to the 19th century, Harold Simpson tells in one of his books about Hood’s Texas Brigade that, at their last reunion, the small handful of remaining veterans who’d made the trip were unable to come downstairs in the hotel to the meeting room. The secretary of the association (and its only female member), Katie Daffan, is supposed to have solemnly, with great dignity, called the roll of members, without response. And with that, she closed the proceedings on the last meeting of the Hood’s Texas Brigade Association.

    Cou’n Katie always did have a flair for the dramatic.

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