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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

by Steve on December 7, 2006

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If you’ve never been, make the trip.

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In honor of her crew.

Note: the above image was taken by Brett Seymour of the National Park Service during government survey operations.

Links of interest:
Required reading. It’s one of his best.
National Memorial
USS Arizona preservation project
Pinch

{ 2 comments }

Greg December 7, 2006 at 23:45

Are USN ships entering Pearl Harbor still required to salute the USS Arizona?

Steve December 8, 2006 at 0:12

Naval ships salute each other as a manner of custom or tradition. Manning the rails is another tradition, and can be part of the salute, which takes place entering or leaving port. Ships entering Pearl continue to salute the Arizona as a means of honoring the fallen. Is it a requirement? I’m not sure. In any case, I doubt there’s a Captain or crew on active duty that wouldn’t render the salute required or not.

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