Beacon lighting ceremony commemorates day that will live in infamy State, National, International, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Dec 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm
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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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.