It has been quite a while since I posted. We finished driving for the year in November and have then been doing some projects around the house. I am also making Christmas presents which I need to complete to be mailed to the east coast at least a week before the holiday. Also trying to do some baking and keeping with Ketogenics & Paleo lifestyle. This means gluten free baking which I find very challenging. Yesterday I made brownies and a maple cookie w/cacao. They both turned out well. I will be trying to post some of my successes with you in the next few weeks.
Today is the day to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor and those that lost their lives. Just take a moment and reflect on this the 75th anniversary.
*Just before 8 a.m. on a quiet December 1941 morning on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu, the course of U.S. history was forever changed.
On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter pilots set their sights on Pearl Harbor, an American naval base near Honolulu. In just two, more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives, another 1,000 were wounded, and nearly 20 naval vessels and more than 300 airplanes were destroyed. One of the destroyed was the USS Arizona battleship, which was hit by a 1,800-pound bomb, subsequently exploded and sank with 1,000 men trapped inside.
On December 8, 1941, the U.S. entered World War II.
Just over 20 years later, the USS Arizona Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day 1962 to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the men who lost their lives. In 1980, the National Park Service began operating the memorial and visitor center, which are part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, and in 1989 the USS Arizona was designated a national historic landmark. Every year, about 1.6 million people from around the world visit Pearl Harbor and the the USS Arizona Memorial.