Tuesday, May 09, 2006
my fave Hawaii picture so far
Before Greg left for Hawaii, we watched the National Geographic documentary on Pearl Harbor. It was fascinating.
It made me realize two things: it was much worse than I ever knew and it was that generation's 9-11.....The film was 1.5 hours long and well worth watching again. The stories, the men, the courage. I cried watching those men, now old and bent with age, recount how they watched their buddies burn alive or drown. Their eyes filling with tears as the memories washed over them, as if it had just happened yesterday.
So when Greg sent me THIS picture of a Pearl Harbor survivor at the Memorial. I cried all over again.
No one knows what that man saw.
Did he watch his best friend die?
Did he sustain injuries that would change his life?
I can't help but wonder.
It's all very humbling. Makes me very proud that my husband's Unit is there to honor these men. Greg, if you're reading this, GREAT picture.....