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USS Arizona survivors to miss Pearl Harbor ceremony

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/07/18, 10:34 am

About 20 Pearl Harbor survivors are expected to attend ceremonies Friday in Hawaii to remember the thousands of men killed in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. But for the first time, no one who survived the bombing of the USS Arizona will be present. The Arizona lost 1,177 sailors and Marines in the attack, the greatest number of any ship. All five of the remaining Arizona survivors are in their 90s, and none could make the trip to Hawaii this year, mostly for health reasons.

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Lessons from a World War II tour

History | Can remembrance of deadly 20th-century conflicts prevent future ones?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/15/18, 04:36 pm

I recently spent 12 vacation days on a World War II tour in Europe, retracing the steps of Winston Churchill in London, the Allied troops in Normandy and Bastogne, and Adolf Hitler in Munich. 

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Dreaming of trains

Culture | When whistles and passing engines are so routine they escape notice
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/11/18, 11:33 am

Company came for dinner last night, and the train went by as we talked long into the evening, the same train my brother said had gone in one ear and out the other, pantomiming as he stumbled sleepless from the guest room that time he came to visit. It’s too close to the house. The neighborhood is used to it, of course, to the point of not hearing, just as you don’t see notes stuck too long to the refrigerator.

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