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Beacon lighting ceremony commemorates day that will live in infamy

Original post made on Dec 6, 2010

A group of Pearl Harbor survivors will gather on Mt. Diablo Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to commemorate the "day that will live in infamy" at the annual beacon lighting ceremony. The public is welcome to attend the event, which will be held inside the visitor's center atop the mountain. For more information, call 925-685-0953.

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Comments

Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community
on Dec 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm



Where exactly is infamy? Is it anywhere near etc and infinity?

And what do you think? Can the people in Hawaii see the beacon?

Let's us all take a moment and regret war tomorrow and all those lives lost in its futility.

Ralph N. Shirlet, sadly
halbailey@yahoo.com


Posted by Maria, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

Ralph, infamy, means for ever, so that you and others can live free and continue make stupid comments. The people of Hawaii have that beacon in their heart for ever!!!


Posted by Harald A. Bailey, a resident of another community
on Dec 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm



Tonight a neighbor challenged me to explain the meaning of the Mt. Diablo beacon to the many that have seen the unfortunate reality of war. I only suggested that war leaves no options among those that serve but to "keep each other alive and reduce the horrors all around us."

Kindly, the neighbor without knowledge of war just did not understand service without some higher patriotic purpose. War removes purpose and focuses its participants on the very basis of life itself. It solves nothing and defends nothing. It is its end that lets humanity recover with humanity among all peoples without concern for country and governments.

No one likely can understand that if they haven't been there.

halbailey@yahoo.com