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Updated: Oct 17, 2022


The hull number on the aircraft carrier is not visible, although I'm sure someone with close knowledge of the Navy could identify it. The battleship is the USS Missouri (BB-63). The red-and-white striped tower in the background was an air traffic control tower on Ford Island, active during World War II. The white structure is, of course, the USS Arizona Memorial (BB-39).


Photo Credit: L. Nowell, National Park Service (public domain)

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honu59
honu59
Oct 17, 2022

What a nice memory! The military customs and language really stick with some people for life.

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Oct 17, 2022

I just remembered something. The principal of my high school had been in the Navy. He began morning and afternoon announcements by calling over the loudspeaker, "Now, hear this! Now, hear this!" and signing off with "That is all!" Dear Mr. Mac. Where would we have been without him?

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Oct 16, 2022

We had several naval officers in my family, too. Grandfather and uncle on one side. An uncle on the other side.

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honu59
honu59
Oct 16, 2022

Nice photo and happy birthday to the Navy! My father and both of my husband's parents served in the Navy. Thanks for posting this!

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