Sadly, it also marks the last reunion of the Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Association. The 450 or so survivors of the attack are getting to the point where it’s too difficult for them to travel or get around.
If you know a Pearl survivor, give them a hug today, and thank them. Heck, if you know any veteran, thank them for what they’ve done.
I discovered also, that it’s possible for Pearl survivors who have passed away to have their ashes scattered at Pearl. Even better, former USS Arizona sailors can be entombed aboard her. What a fitting tribute by a grateful nation.