Remembrance Things That Weren't There

A first-term Democratic Senator from Hawaii who served seven terms in the House, he was a 17-year-old student at a Reserve Officers Training Corps high school in Honolulu.

The planes carried huge round sun figures on them and had red balls on their wings. I put on the radio and discovered we were being attacked by Japan. No one knew what to do. We were students and didn't realize the gravity of what we were seeing. We saw a huge billow of smoke rising from Pearl Harbor and later found out that it was the Arizona. It burned for hours.

That...

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