The U.S. At War, Calm After Storm

Some they buried in Nuuana Cemetery, on a green slope overlooking Honolulu and the sea; when the earth there was too crowded to take more, they dug trenches on Red Hill above Pearl Harbor, and the rest were buried there.

On the raw earth of more than 2,000 graves they piled asters, poinsettias, hibiscus flowers, and over the dead, Marines standing honor guard fired three farewell volleys. Their elegy was pronounced by Captain William A. Maguire, Chaplain of the Fleet. Said he: "Ah ... if every American had seen how quietly, yes quietly, men suffered, how gallantly they died, how courageously...

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