Pearl Harbor Remembered

0930: The forward magazine of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Shaw (DD-373) explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, 09:30h. Shaw was docked in the floating drydock YFD-2. At right, The bow of Nevada (BB-36) can be seen after her aborted escape attempt out channel. [Fair Use under Creative Commons 2.0. Original image from U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. From:]
Lest We Forget.


7 thoughts on “Pearl Harbor Remembered

  1. Recessional

    God of our fathers, known of old,
    Lord of our far-flung battle-line,
    Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
    Dominion over palm and pine—
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    The tumult and the shouting dies;
    The Captains and the Kings depart:
    Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
    An humble and a contrite heart.
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    Far-called, our navies melt away;
    On dune and headland sinks the fire:
    Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
    Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
    Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
    Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
    Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
    Or lesser breeds without the Law—
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    For heathen heart that puts her trust
    In reeking tube and iron shard,
    All valiant dust that builds on dust,
    And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
    For frantic boast and foolish word—
    Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!

  2. Amen, McChuck. The Poet Laureate of Albion and her wayward eldest child was wise beyond our reckoning

    Here’s to all the absent comrades, still out on patrol or on ther mission

  3. I had an uncle who was stationed aboard the Nevada. Luckily he had been sent to a technical school session in San Diego when Pearl Harbor happened. He served aboard her for most of the rest of the war and lost his leg in a kamikazi attack off Okinawa; later, but was always proud of his service aboars her

  4. We have strawed our best to the weed’s unrest
    To the shark and the sheering gull
    If blood be the price of Admiralty
    Lord God, we ha’ paid in full!

    (Kipling, “The Song of the Dead”)

  5. Show a leftist the price people have paid to preserve his freedom, and he will blame it on capitalism and the class struggle, glossing the over the socialism in National Socialism, or the deep racial and social prejudices by which the rape of Nanking was justified.

    When all you have is a hammer, everyone standing up looks like a nail. This is the evil we are fighting, and the lie that drives it.

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