On a quiet morning 75 years ago today, Imperial Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,100 more wounded. Twenty-one ships of the Pacific Fleet were sunk or damaged, including the USS Arizona. Shocked and angered by the attack, the country joined the Allied forces to fight World War II, inspired by the call of “Remember Pearl Harbor.” A moving reminder of the service and sacrifice of those who fought, the USS Arizona Memorial is jointly administered by the U.S. Navy and the National Park Service. Photos from World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument by National Park Service.

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The show keeps trying to reinforce this idea that Bellamy actually needs Octanakin’s forgiveness for somehow being responsible for Lincoln’s death and yet….

 All I know is that Bellamy didn’t see Lincoln as a grounder when he handed him that jacket in 301, that was symbolic, he literally said “you’re my people” its why he looks so confused when Lincoln was angry when he heard about the massacre, BELLAMY was the one who tried to protect Lincoln when the Arkadians threw rocks at him at the memorial service (some of those Arkadians are still alive btw and O is just like…cool with them), BELLAMY was the one who protested Lincoln being put into internment, BELLAMY tried to help them free Lincoln when he realized that they were going to be executed. BELLAMY LITERALLY CRIED WHEN HE WAS TOLD LINCOLN WAS DEAD. But he’s somehow responsible for his death? The only way this is acceptable, is if it builds up to a moment where Octanakin realizes she’s actually been blaming Bellamy for Lincoln’s death because she couldn’t admit to herself all along that if she’d just let him help in 309, Lincoln would still be alive and I STILL won’t forgive that ho.

March 12, 2006

Over 15,000 Twins fans attend a memorial service at the Metrodome to pay their final respects to Kirby Puckett, who died unexpectedly at the age of 45 after suffering a stroke last week. During the heart-felt ceremony, former teammates and fellow Hall of Famer Cal Ripken lighten the mood by sharing humorous anecdotes about the beloved Minnesota outfielder with the crowd.

It’s been 15 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but the images of that day remain clear. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York and a third into the Pentagon in Virginia. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Because of the actions of 40 passengers and crew aboard the fourth plane, Flight 93, the U.S. Capitol was saved. In New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and across the country, people will gather today to remember the depth of our loss and the strength of our resolve. By visiting these places and hearing their stories, those who were taken will never be forgotten. Photo from the Flight 93 National Memorial by Tami Heilemann, Interior.