Wars are fought by men. Many of these men die. Wars are begun by others, often less brave, who sit many thousands of miles from the death. Those who fought and died in the battles of World War II were, in most cases, honorable men, whether they be American, British, German, French, Japanese or from any one of the many other nations involved.
Each year, we pause to remember those who died on that morning 65 years ago. We remember not so as to bring back memories of a time when the world went mad. We remember not so as to condemn those who attacked us. We remember lest we forget those who died and lest we forget that we must never allow it to happen again.
This year, the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, will be the last one with servicemen who were there that day. These guys are now in their 80's and 90's. In the very near future, even the Arizona itself will be gone. 65 years of rusting in the waters of Pearl Harbor have taken its toll. Eventually all that will be left will be the Memorial.
*** UPDATE ***
I have gone back and added at description for each image below.
Just "mouse-over" and it will appear.
Hope this helps explain what the images are of.. -Wil
THE ATTACK BEGINS
USS WEST VIRGINIA
DESTROYER USS SHAW
DESTROYERS USS CASSINS and USS DOWNES
THE ARIZONA MEMORIAL
"Let's all be careful out there!"