Tuesday, June 02, 2009

67 Years Ago

If you were a civilian living in Boston, you might be listening to this Glenn Miller classic -

You would probably have no idea that just a week earlier workers in Pearl Harbor had performed a miracle - laboring around the clock - to make enough repairs to USS Yorktown CV-5 that she was able to get underway as part of the run-up to the Battle of Midway.

You should be in awe that these Americans, led by Halsey and Nimitz, rallied after the devastating blow they were dealt at Pearl Harbor. That just six months later they engaged their Sailors in what is considered to be the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

Show your appreciation by commemorating the Battle of Midway here if you are in Boston or at one of these other observences. Can't do that? Well at least read about it -

Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

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