Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I just wanted to wish you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

I can't wait to start this upcoming new year perfecting all of my new sewing skills I acquired this past year at CSU. Thank you E for supporting me in pursuing and achieving my sewing certificate and loving all the things I have created this past year with a hobby I love so much. I look forward to all the beautiful music you will create and Holly and I listening to you play your guitars.

Thank you Sue for teaching and guiding me. I am so glad that you helped me achieve my sewing certificate in eleven months. Thank you for the opportunity in working with you at the ballet. It was a wonderful learning experience and seeing your creations come to life in The Nutcracker on stage was worth all the pin pricks LOL.

I want to thank you all for following my little blog, leaving great comments and being my online friends. I hope you will join me for another great year of blogging in 2011. I look forward to all the new things I will be making this upcoming year and can't wait to post all of my creations for E, our home, Holly, our family and friends. I am also going to focus on learning how to knit. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creations, ideas and techniques. I look forward to seeing everyone's new creations and learning something new from all of you.

New Year's Eve Ball - 1907

E, I look forward to another wonderful year with you. I treasure you so very much and I love you with all of my heart and soul. To another wonderful year my love. 

I also want to wish my family and friends a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Have a wonderful evening and be safe!!

See you next year in 2011!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our Soliders and their families!! We are so grateful for your sacrifice, especially during this holiday season. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.

Merry Christmas E!! I love and treasure you so very much.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day.

What do people do?
On the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House and all United States government buildings. The flag should be flown at half-mast to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Many associations, especially those linked with Pearl Harbor survivors or those who died from the attack, participate in special services to commemorate the event. Memorial services are held at venues such as the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Other activities include: wreath-laying ceremonies; keynote speeches by those associated with the event; luncheons; media stories on survivors’ recollections of the Pearl Harbor attack; and school activities to educate students about the attack on Pearl Harbor in relation to World War II history.
Public life
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is not a federal holiday. Government offices, schools, businesses and other organizations do not close. Public transit systems run on their regular schedules. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured in Pearl Harbor.
On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The attack came as a surprise to the American Army and Navy and lead to great losses of life and equipment. More than 2000 American citizens were killed and more than 1000 were injured. The Americans also lost a large proportion of their battle ships and nearly 200 aircraft that were stationed in the Pacific region. More than 60 Japanese servicemen were killed, injured or captured. The Japanese Navy also lost five midget submarines and 29 aircraft.
The Japanese military had hoped that the attack on Pearl Harbor would prevent the United States of America from increasing her influence in the Pacific. However, the events in Pearl Harbor actually led to the escalation of World War II. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and so entered World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt in a speech to Congress stated that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was “a date which will live in infamy”. Shortly afterwards, Germany also declared war on the United States. In the months that followed the attack, the slogan “Remember Pearl Harbor” swept the United States and radio stations repeatedly played a song of the same name.
In 1991, which marked the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Congress established the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal. This is also known as the Pearl Harbor Survivor's Medal and can be awarded to any veteran of the United States military who were present in or around Pearl Harbor during the attack by the Japanese military. The medal can be awarded to civilians, who were killed or injured in the attack.
Memorials have been built to remember or to symbolize the day. For example, the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor is a marble memorial built over the sunken USS Arizona, which was dedicated in 1962. The memorial remembers all military personnel who were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. The memorial was designed by architect Alfred Preis, an Austrian-born resident who lived in Honolulu and was placed at a detainment camp after the Pearl Harbor attack as part of the internment policy of Japanese and German Americans at the time.
Another memorial that commemorates Pearl Harbor Day is the USS Utah, a battleship that was attacked and sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A memorial to honor the crew of the USS Utah was dedicated on the northwest shore of Ford Island, near the ship's wreck, in 1972. The ship was added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. It is also Utah’s official state ship. Memorabilia, books, and movies about the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 have also been made available to the public over the years.

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