Monday, December 11, 2006
Then I saw an article about an annual Pearl Harbor Survivor reunion in Hawaii. They have held these every 5 years, but the consensus seems to be that this year may be the last. Only 1500 survivors made it this year, on the 65th anniversary.
This made me think again about the WWI vets, and I found the list of surviors pretty easily...
Putting this in context, it's strange to think about our lifespans, and the coming and going of events, big and small. It seems to be quite a moment to be here, witnessing the end of a generation who fought in one of the earliest, bloodiest, mechanized wars. Guys who may have started the war with rifles on horseback, and finished with machine guns, tanks, and airplanes.
Thanks for sharing this information. Similar to what you were saying, it really is humbling to think about this generation passing and us being able to be a part of it.
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