Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, let us remember those who served :)
The Puchbowl, National Cemetery of the Pacific:
Jan 4, 1949 the remains of soldiers from around the Pacific Theater-including Wake Island and Japanese POW camps were transported to Hawaii for final interment.
The cemetery opened to the public on July 19, 1949 with services for 5 war dead-an unkown serviceman, 2 Marines, an Army Lieutenant and one civilian-noted war correspondent Ernie Pyle.
Eventually, over 13,000 soldiers and sailors who died in WWII would be laid to rest in The Punchbowl.