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Seventy-three years ago, on December 7th, 1941, members of the US military were enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning in Pearl Harbor, HI. Without warning, bombs and torpedoes fell out of the sky in an attack by Japan that changed the history of our great United United States . . . and the world . . . forever.
As authors and historians, one of our passions is to tell the stories of veterans. Our latest project, recently released: “Pearl Harbor Honor Flight: One Last Goodbye” tells the touching story of a community coming together to make an elderly veteran’s dream come true to say goodbye to his friends and comrades who died that day so long ago.
The Pensacola Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge awarded “Pearl Harbor Honor Flight: One Last Goodbye” the Liberty Bell Award for public communications. Authors and historians, Billie and Robert Nicholson shared the limelight with four of our community’s Pearl Harbor Survivors. They all received a standing ovation at the January 2015 award ceremony.
Authors and historians, Billie and Robert Nicholson’s book “Pearl Harbor Honor Flight: One Last Goodbye” was featured in a Discovery Saturday event at the National Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola. Titled “Remembering Pearl Harbor -The Day and Its Heroes,” the program honored the four remaining local Pearl Harbor survivors, two others posthumously and the authors with Proclamations from City of Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. In addition, local radio personality, Don Parker provided a historical overview of the Japanese military attack on December 7, 1941. Capt. Keith Hoskins, commanding officer at NAS Pensacola discussed the development of the air station during the second World War. Excerpts from the book containing the adventures of our Pearl Harbor Survivors were read by local Boy Scout Troop 628.