Time to save Ford.....

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  1. ktn4eg

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    A report in the 11/06/2012 issue of The Wall Street Journal (p. 2) indicates that "Ford Field," the airstrip on Ford Island at the center of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that was strafed and bombed as a result of the Japanese attack there on December 7, 1941, may succumb to a similar fate as, say, the battleship USS Oklahoma did (capsized, leaving 429 crewmen aboard dead) on that "date that will live in infamy."

    Seems that the Navy is planning on installing some 60,000 solar panels [made in Japan no doubt!] on its tarmac and surround it with a 7-foot high fence so as to provide 11 megawatts of "clean" electrical energy as part of a congressionally-mandated project that was approved back in 2007.

    Right now, visitors to what originally was known as Luke Field can still make out what remains of bullet holes that remain from that attack of nearly 71 years ago that leave many of them with a quite visceral impact.

    While it remains to be seen if, in fact, the Navy will actually carry out this plan that would, for all intents and purposes, make it virtually impossible for anyone to then be able to see those pock-marked scars that have been there for some 7 decades.

    Even a retired four-star general USAF Chief of Staff is outraged that such a project would even be considered on what he termed ought to be a national monument rather than a solar-panel farm.

    What do you think the Navy ought do to Ford Field? :type:

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