World War II (1939-1945)

At Pearl Harbor, the silence 75 years later pays tribute to the sacrifices that saved the world

At Pearl Harbor, the silence 75 years later pays tribute to the sacrifices that saved the world

Sometimes, sorrow and reverence only whisper. 

As the Navy shuttle pulled near the sunken USS Arizona battleship at Pearl Harbor, National Park Service rangers requested quiet on that May day of my visit.

This landmark of American tragedy and resilience marks its 75th milestone  on Wednesday.

The USS Arizona is the centerpiece of Hawaii’s part of the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which has an encyclopedic story to tell: the world before Dec. 7, 1941, and the world after.

The monument...

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