August 31, 2015

Kitsap Veterans Remember Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor attack

They Remember

Kitsap County has a large military presence, with many veterans who settled here after their time in service.  Two months ago our local paper, the Kitsap Sun put out a request to the community for Pearl Harbor survivor’s to share their stories.

There was an excellent article in the paper today with some of the veteran’s stories, but their web page has actual interviews of twelve who are still living to enable them to tell their stories. I know watching interviews can be time consuming, but maybe you can watch one or two at a time and come back to watch more.

Thank you to all of our military who have served, or are presently serving.

Personally, I am so grateful to the Kitsap Sun for compiling these stories and sharing them with all of us. As the saying goes, “If we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it”.  Click on an interview and learn something today. :)  I did!

Lone Sailor Now In Place In Bremerton, WA

Lone Sailor Statue Arrives on Bremerton’s Waterfront

As the daughter of a Navy veteran of WWII, I am happy to see this statue going up on the waterfront here in Kitsap County, WA. Bremerton is a well-liked area for Naval personnel, as well as retirees and their families. Because of our temperate climate as well as a wealth of activities that include ocean fishing, skiing, hiking and any other kind of outdoor activity you can imagine, we have become a sort of destination city and county.

Would you like to show your appreciation for all of our troops serving in the military right now? Head on over to eMOM (eMail Our Military) and see how you can make a difference!

Source: Kitsap Sun news site

iPentimento Memorial Day Remembrance 2008

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We remember those who have served their country in times of war and peace.

Top Left Clockwise: Gregory E. Wilkerson, US Marine Corps – First Iraq War era; William Gale Yates, US Navy – WWII; David N. Yates, US Army National Guard – Vietnam era; Joyce L. Moline Huntley, US Army Nurse – WWII; James K. P. Yates, CSA – Civil War (Tennessee) Center: John Breedlove – US Army – Civil War (Missouri).

Top Left, Clockwise: Richard R. Bean, US Army – Civil War (Iowa); John Whit(t)more, US Army, Medal of Honor Recipient – Civil War (Illinois); Louis Sechrest, US Army National Guard – Iraq War (currently serving, Iowa); Gregory Wilkerson (see above); James A. Wilkerson, US Air Force – Vietnam era (IA); Loren E. Wilkerson, US Navy – WWII (IA).

We remember those who have been our family and friends and are no longer with us. (Sadly, too many to cite).

We honor them with this day of remembrance.

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