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Memorial Day 2013

4 Responses to “Memorial Day 2013”

  1. MIRAH W. (mwelday) says:

    I am pretty sure this is the USS Utah Memorial at Pearl Harbor. When my husband was stationed in Hawaii we lived just across the street from the Utah. Every morning and evening they would recognize colors and would also hold burials at sea there. It was an amazing and humbling place to live, with reminders everywhere of those who sacrificed all they had for our country.

  2. pbsblogadmin says:

    You are absolutely correct, Mirah, the title of this photo is
    US Navy 040531-N-9643K-008 Sailors assigned to ships based at Pearl Harbor bring the flag to half-mast over the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island in honor of Memorial Day

  3. MIRAH W. (mwelday) says:

    I have so many wonderful photos of the Utah. One morning I went out for my walk and when I came outside they were about to raise the flag and there was a perfect Hawaiian rainbow behind them. I went quickly back inside to grab my camera. It’s one of my favorite photos from Hawaii.
    We were in a row of historic homes across from the Utah and there were palm trees with bullet holes from WWII in the yard. When they would conduct burials at sea I could hear them playing Taps while sitting in my house. It was a very moving experience and I’ll never forget living there.

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