This kind of thing will ruin your whole day:
It’s certainly getting to be a long time ago. That’s not even the Arizona up above there, by the way, whose forward ammunition magazine suffered a direct hit, pretty much blowing the whole ship apart. It lies on the bottom still, seeping oil under a well known memorial, and remains a tomb:
This is what she looked like ten years earlier, when she ferried around presidents:
I don’t know what the Navy has planned today, but I hope it’s something suitably solemn even as this event slips into the remote past. There’s a lot that could be said about it all, geo-politically and revisionist historically speaking. But I say enough pointed things. Today I’ll just remember the sailors, with whom I share a deep kinship.