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.

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