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Thread: The Eye of Diablo lit to mark Pearl Harbor

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    Administrator ianp's Avatar
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    Default The Eye of Diablo lit to mark Pearl Harbor

    A beacon on the top of a local mountain is lit by survivors of Pearl Harbour every year for one day to mark the anniversary. In all the years I lived nearby I didn't know they did this.


    After the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the beacon — built to help guide domestic air flights — went dark as part of a West Coast Blackout, ordered to help make an air attack on California more difficult. The beacon didn’t glow again until Pearl Harbor Day 1964, when Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz lighted it as part of a commemorative ceremony. He suggested it be lighted every Dec. 7 to honor Pearl Harbor vets.

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    Senior Member DaveH's Avatar
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    I seem to remember this thing lit and signalling in the 50s-60s. It was in an area with an airport. Never have been atop it.

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