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Mount Diablo Beacon To Be Lit Thursday In Remembrance Of Pearl Harbor Attack


A beacon of remembrance – the beacon atop Mount Diablo – will be lit tomorrow to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor 82 years ago.

Originally, the beacon lighted the way for commercial airplanes in the 1920s. After Pearl Harbor, it was doused.

The beacon shone again as a tribute to Pearl Harbor survivors on Dec. 7, 1964, when the practice of lighting it every year on that date began.



Dr. Jellyfinger December 6, 2023 - 6:01 PM - 6:01 PM

OK….. everyone who didn’t already know that, raise your hand.

S December 6, 2023 - 6:02 PM - 6:02 PM

I look forward to that!

Roz December 7, 2023 - 8:01 AM - 8:01 AM

S ~ Yes!

California Toad December 7, 2023 - 9:36 AM - 9:36 AM

After the attack on Pearl:
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor would reportedly write in his diary, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

Let our beacon shine

...---... December 7, 2023 - 10:43 AM - 10:43 AM

“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Winston Churchill

Exit 12A December 7, 2023 - 4:19 PM - 4:19 PM

Let’s not forget in the late 1930s, the Japanese Empire armed forces raped thousands of women and massacred upwards of 15 million Chinese peasants.
Japan got what they deserved for attacking the US… massive incendiary bombings of their major cities and use of Little Man and Fat Boy on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
No regrets.

Jeff (the other one) December 7, 2023 - 6:34 PM - 6:34 PM

Must be overcast, since the only place I see the beacon is in my heart.

The Wizard December 7, 2023 - 7:07 PM - 7:07 PM

No see so far.

Atticus Thraxx December 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It’s kinda fascinating when you read about the war in the Pacific and the lead up to it, it was just a series of almost Sit-Com levels of misunderstanding of each other’s intentions and actions. Tragic really. But our victory there, more so than our Allied victory in Europe, established for the first time and without qualification, our dominance as a world power. We stand on the shoulders of giants. 👊🇺🇸

Ricardoh December 8, 2023 - 11:13 AM - 11:13 AM

World War two should have never happened. We learned that and did the right thing after WW2 that we didn’t do after WW1. All we had to do was see the handwriting on the wall after WW1 and all those killed would have lived. The thing is that we have now forgotten what it takes to stop wars so they will continue to take lives and wreck things.

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