Infamy

Today is that day.

And, sadly, we are losing these guys.

For first time, no USS Arizona survivors will be in attendance at ceremonies to mark attack on Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – When a moment of silence is observed at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Friday morning to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor, it will be without an important component.

No one who survived the bombing of the USS Arizona battleship will be in the audience.

“This is the very first year,” said Daniel Martinez, historian with the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

Health issues and doctor’s orders prevented Lou Conter from coming.

“She said you cannot go. You better cancel out,” he said in telephone interview from his home in California.

Conter is 97. The handful of survivors of the battleship’s sinking are all in their 90s.

“I’ve noticed the interest of people asking, ‘Will there be any of them there?’ because they’ve been so visible,” Martinez said.

You can fight everything, but time.

#Remember

2 Responses to “Infamy”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    He hopes to make it next year. But yes, I’ll remember, whether he makes it or not.

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