Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by watson1880, Dec 7, 2018.
The Tears of the Arizona....still bleeding after 77 years
I'm not trying to derail this thread by any means but I can't help but wonder if Carville will still stand by his quote in your sig.
It's been a rough year for the Memorial. From May:
"Due to a critical structural and safety issue impacting the USS Arizona Memorial dock and visitor loading ramp, the Memorial will remain closed to visitation for an undetermined period of time while repairs are made.
During the course of repairs, the free USS Arizona Memorial programs will proceed on schedule. Visitors will continue to see the 25 minute documentary film followed by a harbor tour of Battleship Row in close proximity to the USS Arizona Memorial. The National Park Service (NPS) will provide live or recorded commentary during tours to enhance our visitors’ experience to the greatest extent possible.
Following several weeks of analysis and continued consultation with structural engineers, the NPS has determined that what originally seemed to be a minor repair process, is in fact more significant than originally anticipated. The amount of time needed to implement the repairs is unknown, but the NPS will continue to provide information to the public as our team of specialists works together to restore access as soon as possible.
All other amenities within the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center remain open and accessible. Visitors are encouraged to visit our two free museums, shore side exhibits, bookstore, and virtual reality center. Likewise, our partners at the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor are open and ready to welcome visitors."
Now due to re-open next March.
This is the only reason I would ever want to go to Hawaii.
This is why I would never use the United States Flag and National Anthem for your protest. Some things are sacred and symbolize peoples life's lost in the name of defending this country and the sacrifice people have made to defend freedom. Freedom has a high cost and the people who defend it are heroes.
There are so many other ways to protest.
Go to a National Cemetary and look at the Heroes who gave their lives to defend our way of life. Sure you can use that Freedom and abuse it even . But it says more about you as a person than it does your cause.
I wonder how many National Cemeteries these NFL players have been too. Why don't these guys travel to Afganistan and go to Iran or somewhere we you don't have the freedom you see here and then return to where the American flag is waiving and maybe then you will appreciate what all these people gave their life for.
My dad was in the Army right out of high school for awhile and then went to college.. To all those who have served in the military thank you for your service and to your families. I will always be thankful for what you do and the sacrifices you made to defend this country. This country survives only as long as their are hero's like you willing to serve.
God speed to all that have lost loved ones like on the USS Arizona or Vietnam, or Desert Storm, or anywhere where our freedom and the freedom of others has required sacrifice.
Days like this are for our country to remember that their is always a threat to our way of life and a need to defend our freedom.
I've been to the memorial. It was tough to keep the eyes dry.
Why is that?