73 years ago, navel and air forces from the Empire of Japan, drug the United States into World War II. 73 years ago smoke bellowed from the wreckage of the once proud pacific fleet. The mighty Arizona rests where she sank all those years ago. Her haul remains a tomb for hundreds of men who died defending her. 73 years later, and oil still seeps its way to the surface. The Arizona lies in the shallow waters of pearl harbor, and serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives on that bloody day.
Most of the Pacific Fleet was repaired and sent back out to fight the Japaneses. The Battle Ship West Virginia was present when the Japanese surrendered on August 31st. The Arizona though, was left where she lie. She stands forever as a reminder of what happened on December 7th, 1941. Eventually the oil will stop seeping to the surface. The sea will claim the Arizona, her haul disappearing forever. But we must never forget, those who died on that December day.
Gone but not forgotten. We will never forget.