On December 7th I had the honor of attending the Pearl Harbor memorial service at the US Navy Memorial in Washington DC. Pearl Harbor survivors present were; Major Albert Grasselli, who was a PFC stationed at Ewa Beach Marine Airfield when the Japanese attacked, and STC Howard Snell who was stationed at Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor.
There were only two veterans of Pearl Harbor who were able to come. It’s sad to think that soon there won’t be any left. Seeing them reminded me of the urgency of connecting today’s youth with the Greatest Generation and collecting the remaining WWII veterans’ stories while we still can. I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to know and interview a local New Mexico veteran of Pearl Harbor (read the story on my previous blog post) and I strive to inspire today’s youth to do the same via our iHistory WW2 video contest.
As a professional photographer I always have my camera with me. Below are some of the moving event in Washington D.C.