PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCES

Planning to conduct an event next December 7th or need help gathering the resources to hold one? Please feel free to reach out to AUSN and let us know your plans and ideas and we’ll be more than happy to help however we can.  Please reach out by connecting with at membership@ausn.org or calling (703) 548-5800.

Striking colorized photo taken in the moments after the attack on the USS Arizona show the crew performing search & rescue operations while others continue to man their battle stations.

 

AUSN proudly pauses in deep reflection each December 7th as our nation remembers of the attack on Pearl Harbor is an opportunity to honor the sacrifice and dedication of our “Greatest Generation” both civilian and military, the endured incredible sacrifices on December 7, 1941, the “Date Which Will Live in Infamy.” It would thrust America into World War II, changing Hawaii and America forever and continues to define their place in the world. The events of that date triggered our resolve as a nation, our can-do attitude and resourcefulness and an unmatched commitment to the defense of freedom.

 

We believe that understanding past events and their consequences can inspire reverence for an emotional commitment to peaceful solutions to conflict. How do we help future generations chart their way toward peace and prosperity? We can learn from the past. A key focus of the commemoration of the recent 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor will be a brighter future in our relationship with Japan and the celebration of 71 years of peace between us.

 

AUSN played a significant role in making the 75th anniversary commemoration especially memorable.  Our members participated in the various commemorative events, solemnly laid a wreath aboard the USS Arizona, helped give tours to visitors and made educational materials available to the public.

 

AUSN’s national offices take part in our nation’s commemoration of the attack by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.  AUSN also participates in critical planning and related discussions senior representatives of Military and Veteran’s Service Organizations whose traditionally spirit our national commemoration events each year.  

We encourage all AUSN members to conduct or participate in events which commemorate “the day which will live in infamy” through local civic clubs and Veteran’s organizations, schools, municipal services and community gatherings.

For a complete list of the causalities as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor, please visit this link.

 

Below are excellent resources to help with your local planning

http://pearlharbor75thanniversary.com/teacher-resources/

http://pearlharbor75thanniversary.com/recommended-resources/

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