|Posted by PDKWUCC on December 18, 2016 at 2:45 PM|
by Shawna Ebbeson, President
One of the most moving experiences I had on our Hawaii vacation was visiting Pearl Harbor shortly after the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. This historic event has great meaning and impact on my family. My dad served in the Navy for 8 years and my stepmom is Japanese. Upon entering the Harbor, my stepmom was in tears. She carries with her the shame and sorrow on the actions of her people on December 7, 941. We talked with a few Polynesian residents visiting the USS Arizona Memorial that still mourn the loss of their loved ones; civilians killed in the raid. My daughter and I will be studying the attack on Pearl Harbor moving forward and I encourage anyone teaching others about this event in history to incorporate how this historic event still impacts people around the globe today.