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Pearl Harbor Plus 66 Years

Item: How vets remember Pearl Harbor: Japanese attacked Hawaiian Naval base 66 years ago today/Lynn Berk, Coeur d’Alene Press

Bill Griffith: “I remember it very well. I was a sophomore in college and I was living in a fraternity house and we were all gathered in the living room waiting for the time to have breakfast. The radio was on, and we heard, ‘Pearl Harbor had been bombed.’ I don’t think none of us had the slightest idea where it was … prior to that time, I was a firm pacifist. I very quickly changed. When I graduated from high school, I gave the salutatorian’s talk, very pacifistic. I said we’re delighted to graduate and go on and do some noble work.”

Question: Will 9/11 be remembered as passionately 66 years from now as Pearl Harbor is today?


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