I remember the faraway look in his eyes as he spoke of an island rich in beauty and steeped in culture--until the bombing. Since history is not politically correct, what remains important is that we have learned from past mistakes, such as the atrocities of World War II, and we have rebuilt friendships and mended burned bridges. The end of World War II brought democracy and peace to many European nations. Yet, in today's politically correct society, Pearl Harbor Day is often overlooked. However, it's a day that we should say "Thank you" to our World War II veterans.
To learn more about Pearl Harbor, the Pacific National Monument, and to view videos of survivors' stories of the day that changed history, visit the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial National Park Service website.
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