Sunrise from our apartment

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peace Park and finding a relative there

There was a great battle on this island in 1945 called the Battle of Okinawa or "Typhoon of Steel". Soon afterwards the atomic bombs were dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki which ended the Pacific portion of World War II. After we arrived here I remembered that my father's brother, Paul Devier Dredge, was killed in that battle. We were able to find his name on the memorial at the park. This Memorial Park is so peaceful, but the historical museum brings back the reality of the horrors of war.

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