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The Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor and those who lost their lives that day are being remembered Wednesday on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II.
About 120 survivors will join Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, military leaders and civilians to observe a moment of silence in Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time — the moment the attack began seven decades ago.
About 3,000 people are expected to attend the event held each year at a site overlooking the sunken USS Arizona and the white memorial that straddles the battleship.
The Pearl Harbor-based guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon will render honors to the Arizona and blow its whistle at the start of a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. — the same time 70 years ago the first Japanese planes began to attack.
Meanwhile, while brave heroes gather in Hawaii to remember those who died that day, the Sidwell School, the elite private school that Obama’s children attend, is serving…Japanese food for lunch today. Here’s today’s menu for the privileged children at Sidwell:
- Asian Mushroom Soup
- Oriental Noodle Salad
- Classic Spinach Salad
- Teriyaki Marinated Chicken Strips
- Szechuan Tofu & Veggies
- Garlic Roasted Edamame
- Vegetable Fried Rice
- Fortune Cookies
The school claims that it’s a “coincidence.” And it probably is. But it also is indicative of the elitist institutions total lack of awareness about this important date in military history. But since so few (if any) of their children will ever serve (and war is evil, dontchaknow?), it’s understandable how they might have overlooked today’s historical significance (garlic roasted edamame and and Szechuan tofu? Really?).
I wonder what the D.C. public school system is serving today? Probably a hearty vegetable. Like pizza.