Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day - A Prayer for Peace

Today is December 7, 2010, the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  The naval base was completely caught by surprise.  In the end, there were over 2,000 dead, and hundreds more injured. Our Pacific fleet was destroyed.

Later in the war, the U.S would bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians in a matter of seconds, with many more dying of injuries and radiation-induced cancer in the months and years to come.  

In honor of all the victors and victims, and as a prayer for peace everywhere, I've collected some images.  

May we find peace in our lifetime, so that another war of such monumental loss might never again take place.

Women firefighters at work on the docks at Pearl Harbor

Drydocks on fire, Pearl Harbor

Gate in Nagasaki after the bombing

Toddler in Hiroshima

Peace cranes

Wreaths laid at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor

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