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Never forget what happened at Pearl Harbor

Where we stand

December 7, 2013
The Mining Journal

There is an old saying that goes, approximately, "Time heals all wounds."

While that might be true, we hope the passage of time doesn't dim memories of what happened 72 years ago today at Pearl Harbor

Of course we're talking about the Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet and other military units stationed in and around Pearl Harbor.

It ushered the United States into World War II. More than 2,400 servicemen and women were killed and thousands more wounded. It is a day that will, indeed, live in infamy, a day that must not ever be forgotten. A front page story today tells readers the story of John Kline of Marquette, one of a rapidly diminishing number of veterans who were actually at Pearl Harbor that awful morning.

Kline was an 18-year-old fireman third class aboard the USS?Nevada when the attack started.

We must resolve, individually and as a nation, to never to forget the actions of Mr. Kline and the others that were there that awful day. By remembering, we honor him for answering the call to duty during our nation's darkest hour.

 
 

 

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